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Britain to introduce greener gasoline at petrol stations

Britain is set to introduce E10 gasoline, a motor fuel blended with 10% renewable fuels, by September this year, a move that could cut annual CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes, the government announced on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Current gasoline blends in Britain contain no more than 5% ethanol (E5), but the introduction of the E10 grade could cut transport emissions equivalent to removing 350,00...

 
Container shortage slows Indian sugar exports

India’s sugar exports could fall by 12% to 5 million tonnes this year as a shortage of containers slows trade and threatens to drive up global prices that are already at four-year highs. It is reported by Reuters. The lower exports from the world’s second biggest sugar producer, especially during the first half of 2021, could also allow rival Brazil to increase shipments in t...


Green Pool cuts global sugar surplus forecast

Analyst Green Pool on Thursday lowered its global sugar surplus forecast for the current 2020/21 season, primarily as it trimmed estimates for key producers India and Thailand. It is reported by Reuters. The Australia-based sugar and biofuels analyst also lowered its surplus forecast for 2021/22 as consumption is set to rise with the Covid-19 pandemic receding and with Ch...

 
Britain's sugar beet sector needs gene-edition

Gene-editing could play a key role in England's sugar beet sector, Britain's farming and environment minister George Eustice said on Tuesday, reiterating his support for easing regulations covering the technology. It is reported by Reuters. Eustice told the annual conference of the National Farmers Union that the sugar beet sector has faced major problems this year with virus yellows which is spread by aphid...

 
India exported 2,5 million tonnes of sugar — ISMA

About 2,5 million tonnes of sugar have been contracted for exports so far during the 2020-2021 sugar season, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA). It is reported by The Hindu. In a statement, the association, quoting market reports, said about seven lakh tonnes had been physically exported between October 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021. This in...


In the UK, the need for derogation for the neonicotinoids ban decreased

Significant cold weather in January and February has increased the likelihood that the emergency derogation for the use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment to control virus yellows in sugar beet will not be triggered this season. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. The derogation is based on a Rothamsted virus model predicting that over 9% of the sugar beet crop will be infected with virus yellows by the end of August. It use...

 
Vietnam to impose anti-dumping tax on sugar imports from Thailand

Vietnam said it planned to impose anti-dumping duties on raw sugar that originates in Thailand, claiming soaring imports are undermining its domestic sugar industry. It is reported by Nasdaq. The Vietnamese industry and trade ministry said on Tuesday a 33.88% levy would apply on Thai sugar, but a timeframe for when it will come into force has yet to be decided....

 
U.S. sugar stocks-to-use ratio reached 16%

The United States’ sugar stocks-to-use ratio, a key indicator to evaluate supply and demand, jumped for the second consecutive month and reached 16,1% on Tuesday, according to an estimate by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is reported by Reuters. The USDA had increased its stocks-to-use projection from 13,5% to 14,4% in January, due to higher sugar production in the United States. It boosted its projection again o...

 
In Britain, heavy rainfalls flooded sugar beet fields

Two months of heavy rainfall has left farmers lifting waterlogged sugar beet in Lincolnshire. It is reported by Farmets Weekly. Beet lifted by contractor Richard Ivatt yielded 48 t/ha at 15,5% sugar content, compared with 85 t/ha and more than 17% sugar in an average year at Deeping St Nich...

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