«Astarta» sugar refineries produced 430 thousand tonnes of sugar


Two sugar refineries of «Astarta» — Narkevусhi (Khmelnytsk region) and Zhdanivsky (Vinnytsia region) — continue sugar beet processing. Six refineries of the company located in Poltava and Kharkiv regions have already completed the production season. As of January 9, more than 430 thousand tonnes of sugar, about 100 thousand tonnes of molasses and 40 thousand tonnes of granulated pulp were produced.

It is reported by the press-service of the company.

This season «Astarta» increased the share of first category sugar to 86% of total production (compared to 71% of the previous season) resulted in long-term company’s investment strategy for the modernization of sugar refineries. In addition to sugar quality upgrade, sugar refineries are also developing the energy efficiency: the average rate of gas consumption for the processing of ton of sugar beet, the most expensive resource in the sugar industry, decreased by 6% y-o-y.

The high yield of sugar beets in «Astarta»'s farms in the Western regions of Ukraine has offset the decline of the harvesting in the East. That is why the refineries in Khmelnytsk and Vinnytsia regions continue the production season. Also the volumes of sugar beet supply from partners have increased, as in cooperation with «Astarta»’s refineries they get higher output and quality of sugar.


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