VIETNAM: Company to develop commercial fertiliser from sugar press mud

Published: 08/11/2017, 11:27:08 AM

The Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh has licensed Hudavil Trà Vinh Fertiliser Joint Stock Company to build a plant producing organic-microbial and organic-mineral fertiliser from sugar press mud, according to the Vietnam news service.

Accordingly, the plant will be built at an estimated cost of VNĐ6 billion (US$264,000) on an area of nearly 1.2ha in XoàiThum Village, Ngãi Xuyên Commune, Trà Cú District.

The plant, which has designed capacity of 7,000 tonnes of fertiliser per year, is expected to become operational later this year.

Organic-microbial and organic-mineral fertilisers are used for sugarcane and some other plants to improve soil fertility and prevent degradation of cultivation land. 

Producing fertiliser from sugar press mud will also ease waste treatment burden for the Trà Vinh Sugar Processing Plant in Lưu Nghiệp Anh Commune. The plant uses more than 2,600 tonnes of sugarcane per day for sugar production. 

Trà Vinh Province grows 5,500ha of sugarcane every year. Trà Cú District is the largest material sugarcane planting area with more than 4,500ha. The province supplies some 550,000 tonnes of sugarcane to the Trà Vinh Sugar Processing Plant as material input.