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Sugar mills eye molasses export, higher ethanol for blending in glut season

Factories seek to improve cash flows; Maharashtra allows export of molasses

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sugar mills | ethanol production

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 



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Molasses is a cane by-product generated during sugar production. Molasses recovery is pegged at 4.75% of cane crushed

Against the backdrop of a bumper sugarcane harvest and an estimated sugar output of 30.5 million tonnes (mt) in the next crushing season, mills are looking to tap export of molasses to improve cash flow and provide additional stability to the sugar sector amid demand-supply volatility.

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First Published: Mon, June 29 2020. 17:57 IST

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