Nordzucker expects the overall harvest to be slightly below the average of previous years
Thursday, August 25, 2022
With slightly higher sugar contents than in previous years, Nordzucker expects the overall harvest to be slightly below the average of previous years. The partly extreme dryness leads to significant regional differences in beet yields. Current planning assumes that beet processing will be completed by the end of January 2023. The current uncertainty in the gas supply has led to particular challenges. “Where possible and necessary, our colleagues have switched the factories from gas as an energy source to oil since the end of February in order to secure the processing of the sugar beet. In this short period of time, this is a tremendous achievement,” Alexander Godow, COO, elaborates. “In this way, we are securing the supply of sugar from regionally grown sugar beet for our customers. In addition, Nordzucker is helping to relieve the tight gas market for the benefit of all consumers.” Nordzucker expects to have sufficient gas available during the campaign even at those locations where conversion was not possible.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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