Qld Government pledges millions to aid sale of cash-strapped sugar mills to foreign owners

The sale of one of Australia's largest and last remaining grower-owned sugar milling companies has moved a step closer, with the State Government committing $14 million towards securing a foreign investor in Mackay Sugar.

How cracking sugar’s DNA could help save the planet

Sugar has long been a source of energy for people, but now scientists believe they are close to unlocking its DNA secrets and harnessing its potential as a green fuel.

Bagasse: ‘turning trash to treasure’ and making ‘sugar that much sweeter’

Sugar production uses a lot of energy and waste but a by-product known as bagasse could offer feed for livestock, a business add-on and reduction on energy costs and pollution