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03.2017

FRANCE

Cristal Union acquires drying plants in three areas

France's Cristal Union has acquired four drying cooperatives (SICAs) in the Somme, Loire, Marne and Seine-Maritime départements. It enables the company to offer a single beet price to beet growers.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

03.2017

POLAND

Polish beet growers show split over Südzucker contracts

An open dispute has evolved between Südzucker and some of its sugarbeet farmers in Poland about the terms of the beet contract for the 2017/18 campaign.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

03.2017

NETHERLANDS

Cosun reports ‘other activities’ make up for lackluster FY2016 result from Sugar

Dutch Royal Cosun reported a constant consolidated turnover of €2bn and an operating profit that rose €18mn to €77mn (30%) from €59mn in 2015.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

03.2017

AUSTRIA

Agrana raises €132mn in cash from stock split and sale

Agrana Beteiligungs-AG has issued 1.4 mn new shares, raising €132mn in cash. Together with a stock sale by Südzucker, both companies raised a total of some €182mn in fresh capital.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

03.2017

SERBIA

EBRD announces ’exit‘ from Serbian Agri Europe Group

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has sold its participation in Agri Europe, the owner of Serbia's MK Group and its Sunoko sugar company.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

03.2017

EUROPE

UNESDA pledges 10% reduction in sugars added to EU soft drinks

The European soft drinks industry association (UNESDA) has announced that its member beverage-makers will reduce the sugar content of their products another 10% by 2020.[more]

Category: Starch & Sweetener News

03.2017

UNITED STATES

EPA issues GHG assessment of sugarbeet as fuel feedstock

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are attributable to upstream production and use of sugarbeet as a biofuel feedstock.[more]

Category: Biofuels

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