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Sugar company expands to biofuel and electricity

  • Tassia Sipahutar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, February 9 2013 | 02:12 pm

PREMIUM State-owned sugar and tobacco plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) X is expanding into biofuel production and electricity this year in an effort to offset increasing sugar manufacturing costs.

The firm needs additional income from other businesses as it cannot wholly depend on its sugar division, according to PTPN corporate secretary M. Cholidi.

“Sugar manufacturing costs...