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Synergies for sugar giant

Synergies for sugar giant

German sugar giant Suedzucker willl break ground on a new plant to
produce bioethanol fuel from wheat at Zeitz in East Germany.
Earmarked for completion by 2005, the plant will operate in
conjunction with the local sugar factory.

EU ruminates on sugar regime

EU ruminates on sugar regime

With the failure of WTO talks in Cancun last year, pressure has
intensified on Europe's heavily subsidied sugar regime - trading at
three times the world price- to change. While critics want to see a
fairer regime with Europe...

Czech sugar plant to shut

Czech sugar plant to shut

Cukrovary TTD, which is currently controlled by French company
Societe Anonyme Sucriere do Berneuil sur Aisne and Germany's
Nordzucker, has announced the closure of its sugar refinery in
Melnik, Czech Republic.

UK sugar harvest imminent

UK sugar harvest imminent

British Sugar and the NFU have agreed the provisional factory
opening dates for this year's sugar harvest. Newark factory will
open on 12 September with the remaining five factories opening on
16 September.

Sugar bail-out less than sweet

Sugar bail-out less than sweet

A federal government bail-out of the Australian sugar industry was
under threat on Tuesday after business and opposition groups, in
particular food manufacturers, objected to a three cent a kilogram
levy to fund the $120 million plan...

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