Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) expects to produce 47,000 tons of sugar by this coming October, the end of the 2015/2016 agricultural season, the company indicated in a statement released on Monday.
During the current season, the company based at Cacuso in Malanje province should also produce 16,000 cubic metres of ethanol and 155,000 megawatts/hour of electric power from biomass.
Biocom has to date processed sugarcane to produce 8947 tons of sugar, 2186 cubic metres of ethanol and 8600 megawatts/hour of power.
In the last season the company produced 24,700 tons of sugar, 10,200 cubic metres of ethanol and 42,000 megawatts/hour of power.
Biocom, situated in the Capanda Agro-Industrial Park, is a private company whose shareholders are Odebrecht Angola Projectos e Serviços Lda, pertaining to the Brazil’s Odebrecht group, with a 40 percent stake, the Angolan group Cochan, likewise 40 percent, and the state-held Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol), with the remaining 20 percent. (Macauhub/AO/BR)