Bundaberg Sugar

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Bundaberg Sugar is a company involved in all aspects of sugar manufacture, including growing and milling the sugarcane and refining and marketing the sugar. It operates principally in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. As at 2014, the company had over 9,000 hectares (22,000 acres) of sugarcane plantations.[1]

History[edit]

Bundaberg Sugar Company Limited was created in 1972 from the merger of the Fairymead Sugar Company Limited and Gibson & Howes Limited. Through these, the company can trace its history back to 1870 when the Fairymead Sugar Plantation was first established.[2][3]

Sugar mills[edit]

As at 2018, the company operates the following sugar mills In the Bundaberg Region:[2]

Formally they had other mills operating in the region:

  • Qunaba Mill
  • Fairymead Mill

Innovations[edit]

In 2013, the company entered into an agreement with Pacific Gold Macadamias to purchase its waste product, approximately 2,000 tonnes of macademia nut shells each year, which will be burned as a fuel to process the bagasse (the waste product of sugar milling) into biofuel.[4]

In 2014, the company purchased 14 new water irrigators which use 50% less power than the older style and are expected to increase sugarcane yields by 5-10%.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rogers, Eliza (19 December 2014). "Bundaberg Sugar invests in more energy efficient irrigators". ABC News. Archived from the original on 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Company History". Bundaberg Sugar. Archived from the original on 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "History of the House". Fairymead House. Archived from the original on 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^ Rogers, Eliza (14 June 2013). "Nut shells fire up a power plant". ABC News. Archived from the original on 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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