We’re delighted to offer Bonsucro Global Week 2019 participants the chance to visit sustainable sugarcane in action – at Mitr Phol Park in Danchang district. The mill achieved Bonsucro certification to the Production Standard in 2017. Following its certification, the mill began to sell Bonsucro certified sugar to fellow Bonsucro member Corbion. Read the full story.
Dress code: Casual, including flat shoes suitable for walking in the sugarcane fields. No high heels.
Profile: Mitr Phol Park
Danchang District, Suphanburi Province, Thailand
Mitr Phol Park, located in the Danchang district in the Central part of Thailand, was established in 1990 covering an area of 1,300 rai (208 hectares). The concept of “Mitr Phol Value Creation” has expanded the business there from sugar production to bio-mass power in 2002 and then to ethanol production using sugarcane by-products in 2009.
Today, Mitr Phol Park Danchang consists of :
- Sugar Mill: capacity 5,000,000 tons of cane / year
- Liquid Sugar Plant: capacity 250,000 tons / year
- Bio-mass Power Plant: capacity 113 MW / year
- Ethanol Plant: capacity 200,000 litre / day
Mitr Phol Park Danchang is recognised as one of Mitr Phol Group’s outstanding mills with a world-class production system and eco-friendly standards. It is in this site that Mitr Phol’s ‘ModernFarm’ Programme was introduced to Thai sugarcane farmers 5 years ago.
According to Mitr Phol, The ModernFarm programme is a “modern agricultural concept with the use of machine, technology and innovative management, with the aim to lower cost and increase cane growers’ income. This practice is aligned with the Bonsucro standards on sustainability and reinforces Mitr Phol’s strong policy against Child Labor.”