Biocom begins sugar and ethanol production

Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) has produced 1,550 tonnes of sugar and 3,600m³ of ethanol (ethyl alcohol).

Carlos Martins, director of Biocom says the company is still testing the machines for processing sugarcane into sugar and ethanol to enable productions to start soon, cites Angolan news agency Angop.

Continuous rainfall in the South African country has led to a halt in sugar and ethanol production.

The company anticipates that from 2019 the plant will produce 256,000 tonnes of sugar and 30 million litres of ethanol.