Sugar defied COVID to deliver economic boost for Queensland | 15 March 2022

The Queensland sugar industry’s resilience to the combined impact of COVID-19, poor global sugar prices, international market distortions and adverse weather has been confirmed by a new economic report released today. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) commissioned report shows the economic contribution of the industry to Queensland had remained stable at $3.8 billion in 2020-...
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Sugar power helping to fill Queensland’s heated up electricity demand | 1 February 2022

Sugar powered electricity generated at two of Queensland raw sugar mills is being used to help fill the energy deficit caused by record high temperatures and the associated surging power demand across the State. The renewable electricity from the cogeneration facilities located at Wilmar’s Pioneer Mill near Ayr and Mackay Sugar’s Racecourse Mill is generated using the left over plant fibre...
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COVID-defying sugar season sweetens Queensland’s economic recovery | 5 January 20200

The sugar industry is well-positioned to sweeten Queensland’s economic recovery with the 2021 season seeing 30 million tonnes of cane, crushed and processed into approximately 4 million tonnes of raw sugar, supporting 23,000 jobs across the State and generating $2 billion in export revenue. Rachele Sheard, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sugar Milling Council; said despite the continui...
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