Angola’s Biocom to Produce 47,000 Tons of Sugar By October

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Biocom, first plant in the country to produce and market sugar, ethanol and electricity from biomass plans to reach a production of 47,000 tons sugar by October, as final stage of the agricultural season 2015/2016.

Under the current agricultural campaign, the company’s production, located in Cacuso northern Malange province will reach 16,000 cubic meters of ethanol, which will generate 155,000 megawatts of power.

According to a press note released to ANGOP Monday says that in the current year the company has reached a partial balance of 8.947 tons of sugar, 2.186 cubic meters of ethanol and 8.600 megawatts of electricity.

Sub-Saharan Africa will consume 10.2 million tons of the sweetener in 2016, creating supply shortfall of about 2.4 million tons in the region, according to the International Sugar Organization.
Sub-Saharan Africa will consume 10.2 million tons of the sweetener in 2016, creating supply shortfall of about 2.4 million tons in the region, according to the International Sugar Organization.

However, to achieve the goals set in 2016, the company has more than 2000 workers, divided into shifts running 24 hours a day.

According to the results of last year (2015), the note informs that there has been an increase in production levels compared to 2016.

In 2015, they obtained a production of 24,770 tons of sugar, 10.243 cubic meters of ethanol and generated 42,000 megawatts of electricity.

The Biocom product’s main beneficiaries are small, medium and large wholesalers in Angola.

Source: AllAfrica