Sugar press mud fertiliser plant to be constructed in Tra Vinh

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has licensed Hudavil Tra Vinh Fertiliser Joint Stock Company to build a plant producing organic-microbial and organic-mineral fertiliser from sugar press mud.

Farmers in Tra Vinh Province harvest sugarcane. - Photo travinh.gov.vn

Accordingly, the plant will be built at an estimated cost of VND6 billion (US$264,000) on an area of nearly 1.2ha in XoaiThum Village, Ngai Xuyen Commune, Tra Cu 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 Tra Vinh Sugar Processing Plant in Luu Nghiep Anh Commune. The plant uses more than 2,600 tonnes of sugarcane per day for sugar production.

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

Source VNA