Posted: Wednesday, December 8, 2021. 12:02 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: BSI/ASR in the interest of the industry is not interested in a disruption of the season and so it is prepared to hear out the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association on its proposal.
But vice president for International Relations Mac Maclachlan indicated that it has no control over the price of the officially worthless bagasse, which is used to power the BELCOGEN plant.
The value is assigned by Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) as purchaser and so they would have to be inclined to change it as the BSCFA has requested.
A meeting is scheduled for later today to get a sense of readiness for the season from all four associations. The tentative start date remains December 20, now less than two weeks away and five days before Christmas.