Angolan Bioenergy company expected to produce 256,000 tons of sugar in 2018/2019

13 February 2014

Angolan bio-energy company Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) is expected to produce 256,000 tons of sugar and 30 million litres of ethanol per year as well as 28 megawatt hours of electricity in 2018/2019, a company director said in Malanje, Angola Wednesday.

Director Fernando Coxi told Angolan news agency Angop that the electricity would boost the capacity of the high voltage line between Capanda and Cacuso.

He added that from the second half of the year the company, which is located in the Cacuso municipality, 72 kilometres west of Malanje, would produce 70,000 tons of sugar.

Biocom, which is part of the Capanda Agro-Industrial Hub, is a partnership of the Angolan state, via the National Private Investment Agency (ANIP) and Sonangol Holding, with a 20 percent stake and Angolan group Damer and Brazilian group Odebrecht, each with 40 percent. (macauhub)