Raw sugar production is the core of our business. We are Australia’s largest producer and have a proven commitment to innovation, sustainability and safety.
We own and operate eight sugar mills in North and Central Queensland and together they manufacture more than half of Australia’s raw sugar. Each year we crush about 15 million tonnes of sugarcane to make more than two million tonnes of raw sugar. About 80 per cent of the raw sugar we produce is shipped to overseas markets.
Bagasse and molasses are both turned into renewable energy products. Bagasse is burnt in large boilers to generate steam to power our factory processes, as well as additional electricity for the national power grid. Molasses is fermented in a unique biostil process to produce ethanol for fuel and other products.
We operate one of Queensland’s largest rail networks to transport sugarcane to our mills.
We also manage our own farms that supply sugarcane to our mills and contribute heavily to industry research and development.