Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) — is expected to refine approximately 75% of the raw sugar coming from Louisiana-grown cane.
Here is the mid-January Sugar Journal report:
M.A. Patout and Son, Ltd., a Louisiana sugarcane producer and raw sugar manufacturer, and the Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC, an Idaho sugarbeet processor, are pursuing the feasibility of building and operating a 400,000-ton-per-year cane sugar refinery in Patoutville, La.
The refinery is expected to process 100% of the annual raw sugar production from Patout's three operating factories: Enterprise, Raceland and Sterling. In 2009, the three factories produced over 400,000 tons of sugar. The refinery, located in Patoutville, La., would allow access to TRQ sugar if required.
“Patout and Amalgamated are pleased to pursue the feasibility of such a venture that will allow the owners of Patout, the sugarcane growers supporting the three factories and the owners/producers of Amalgamated, an opportunity to capture value added return for their production,” Craig Caillier, president/CEO at M.A. Patout, said. “Patout and Amalgamated, if approved, will make a substantial investment and commitment in the Louisiana sugar industry for themselves and the farmers who produce the sugarcane.”