Germany's Südzucker has increased its equity stake in the London-based commodities trader ED&F Man to a total of 35% for US$91.8mn (€81.84mn).
The French Beet Growers Association (CGB) has signed a new interprofessional framework with the five sugar producers for three production years, beginning 2017/18.
Associated British Foods (ABF) has sold its cane sugar business, including five cane sugar mills in southern China, to a consortium led by state-supported producer Nanning Sugar.
Finnish energy firm St1 plans to build a 50 mn L cellulosic ethanol plant on the site of a former paper mill in Norway, having signed an agreement with Viken Skog SA, the country's largest forest owners' cooperative.
Deals have been arranged for the sale of at least five US bioethanol plants operated by Spanish firm Abengoa Bioenergy, which filed for protection against creditors holding €14.6bn in debts.
Thailand's Sutech Engineering Co Ltd (SuEnCo) has taken the initial steps toward construction of a new sugar refinery in Eastern Russia, about 30 km from its border with China.
Hellenic Sugar Industry (HSI) has succeeded in opening two sugar factories while moving a restructuring plan to sell other assets, notably two factories in Greece and two more in Serbia, according to published reports.