Battle for Proserpine Sugar over

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It's the end of an era for a north Queensland sugar mill.

Proserpine Sugar Mill has been sold to a Singapore-owned company Sucrogen for 120 million dollars.

The board of the Proserpine Mill placed the co-operative into administration in November, following a five-month battle between Sucrogen and Tully COFCO for ownership.



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Proserpine Mill's furfural plant under reviewProserpine Mill's furfural plant under reviewThe crop estimate for the Proserpine Sugar Mill is between 1.65 and 1.7 million tonnes which Proserpine Canegrowers Manager Mike Porter says may change slightly considering only half the farmers have completed their final estimates. Sucrogen has released its early estimate as it moves towards finalising the maintenance program for the start of the

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Australia Sugar Exports Peaks 3-Year High (2012 Forecast)

Australia is set to harvest 31.5 million tons of sugar cane in 2012, up from about 27.9 million tons last year as crops recover from wet weather that curbed output for two years, according to industry group Canegrowers.

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EU Drops Duty on Furfural from China

The European Council repealed an anti-dumping duty on furfuraldehyde from China, saying in recent years the EU’s industry had fully recovered while prices rose on imports of the solvent used in base oil production.

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Queensland (Australia) Sugar crush grinds to a halt

 This was the season the entire sugar industry had hoped would bring a return to normality.

But now that optimism has turned sour as heavy rainfall along Queensland's east coast has stopped crushing at all 15 sugar mills, from Sarina north to Mossman.

In Australia's largest cane growing region, the Burdekin, less than 10 per cent of the eight


Proserpine sugar mill sale almost finalised

The sale of Queensland's Proserpine Mill is all but finalised, with growers today being paid 95 per cent of their share of the $120 million paid by Singapore-owned Sucrogen which purchased the operation.After creditors and other parties received the money owed to them, the growers will share around $35 million. The final 5 per cent will come

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