Tag Archives: bagasse

Mauritian government announces 50% refund sugarcane certification costs

The Government of Mauritius has announced that it will offer a “50% refund on the costs related to certification, testing and accreditation with a view to achieving standards such as Bonsucro.” The announcement was made by Dr. the Hon. Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development when he presented the national budget July […]

Exporting Bonsucro certified biofuel to UK given green light after Brexit

The UK Government has confirmed that following Brexit there will not be changes on biofuel imports. The Government will continue to trust the EU RED recognised schemes, including Bonsucro, that demonstrate the sustainability credentials of biofuel consignments. Bonsucro learned this in an email from Department for Transport on 14th January 2021. Bonsucro’s Head of Standards […]

Sugarcane sector helps contain oil spill off the coast of Mauritius

  On 25 July a bulk carrier ship, the Wakishio, ran aground on a Southern coral reef off the coast of Mauritius. Since the accident, over 1,000 tons of oil have spilled into the ocean – threatening the mangroves and lagoons. After hearing about the spill, local communities and NGOs have rallied to volunteer . […]