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Sugar Plant Expantion to Biofuel and Electricity

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on February 18, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (4)

State-owned sugar and tobacco plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) X is expanding into biofuel production and electricity this year in an effort to offset increasing sugar manufacturing costs.

The firm needs additional income from other businesses as it cannot wholly depend on its sugar division, according to PTPN corporate secretary M. Cholidi. “Sugar manufacturing costs continue to increase, in lin...

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Ideal Sugar Business Investment, Africa!

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on February 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (1)

AFRICA is, and should be, a definite target for sugar industry investment, Patrick Chatenay, chairman of Prosunergy UK said late last month.

Speaking at the International Sugar Organisation’s 21st annual seminar, Mr Chatenay added the cautionary note that to be successful, investors in Africa must observe local conditions carefully and field quality staff.

He observed that in recent years general investor sentiment towards Africa has markedly improved. “Inv...

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Posted by Hardiono Handoko on January 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Basicly as its natural, Sugar is SWEET, uniquely in Indonesia its also capable of producing sour faces or even caused a pinky red ears to heard about it.


Last year, rocketing sugar prices as a result of a shortage in outlying provinces angered small and medium-scale food and beverage business owners.


"It's not possible to reduce the size of my breads or raise prices, so I have to compromise my profits," fumed one baker in Banjarmasin, capital of Sout...

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32 Investors Intent To Build Sugar Plant in Indonesia

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on September 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

At least 32 investors are intending to build new sugar factories in Indonesia. There are around 51 sugar factories available in the country for the time being in which 41 out of the total number are owned by state-owned enterprises.

"A minimum area of 300 thousand hectares is needed," said Industry Minister MS Hidayat on Monday, July 25.

To comply with investors' demand, Forestry Minister allocates 500 thousand hectares of abandoned sugar-cane plantation for the factories.

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Indonesia's Sugar Crisis Make Importers Trouble

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on July 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Indonesia’s sugar production is predicted to meet only 50 percent of domestic demand, including demand from food and beverage industries, so imports will be necessary to cover the balance. Yet, the importation of sugar is a source of recurring problem. The root of the trouble is usually a conflict of interest between cane growers and consumers. The Issue of development of Mini Sugar Plant is a great c...

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Indonesian Sugar Annual Report 2010

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on March 25, 2011 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Indonesia produces plantation white sugar from sugar cane, primarily produced for direct human consumption, as well produces refined sugar from imported raw sugar. Generally, the refined sugar is used for processing by the food and beverage industries.

A total area of 340,000 hectares was planted with sugar cane in MY 2009/10, a decrease of about 10,000 hectares. The decrease in area planted is primarily due to non-agricultural land conversion, such as for toll...

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Chinese investors to build sugar plants in Malang

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on March 25, 2011 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Chinese investors have expressed interests in building two sugar plants in Malang, East Java, with total investment of Rp 2 trillion ($195 million), but have yet to get licenses from the central government.

Malang regent Rendra Kresna told Antara news agency on Monday that the currently Malang had two sugar plants, with combined capacity of 20 tons per day, but the two plants could not absorb all sugar canes produced in ...

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Indonesia to Double Sugar Output despite Climate Deal

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on March 25, 2011 at 2:22 AM Comments comments (1)

A climate change deal with Norway to save natural forest will not hamper Indonesia’s effort to double its sugar output by 2014 as the extra land needed will not use primary forests, the agriculture minister said on Friday. Indonesia will suspend new concessions for the conversion of natural forest and peat lands for two years under a $1 billion climate change deal signed with Norway in May.

But Southeast Asia’s biggest sugar consumer also wants to double its sugar output to ...

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Posted by Hardiono Handoko on March 25, 2011 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A number of sugar industry experts have urged the government to revise the present sugar trading system to enable the National Logistics Agency (Bulog) to function as a national sugar buffer stock.

The existing sugar trading system which is based on provisions in Trade Minister’s Letter No.527/2004 needs a comprehensive revision as it no longer suits the present conditions in the sugar trade, Suroso Nata Kusuma, chair...

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Sugarcane Farmers Protest

Posted by Hardiono Handoko on December 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

As many as 6,000 people from sugar industry, labors in sugar factories and sugarcane farmers in East Java held protest on the streets of Surabaya. The act is aimed at pointing out policies issued by the Ministry of Trade on refined sugar supplies.

Chief of the Indonesia Sugarcane Farmers Association (APTRI) Arum Sabil said today that the government's plan embedded on Trade and Industry Minister's Decree No.527/2004 on ...

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