Angola’s Biocom start selling electricity

22 May 2017

Angolan bioenergy company Biocom last week started the process of transmission of electricity produced through biomass processing to the country’s electricity grid, managed by state-owned Empresa Nacional de Transporte de Electricidade (ENTE), said the company’s production director.

Marcos Brandão, during a visit by the Japanese ambassador to Angola, said that after Cacuso, the provinces of Luanda and Malanje are expected to begin to receive the electricity produced by the company from the waste from sugarcane planted for sugar production.

Biocom’s production director, cited by newspaper Jornal de Angola, announced the beginning of the harvest of 18,000 hectares of sugarcane in June, which is expected to produce 73,000 tonnes of sugar, 17,000 cubic metres of ethanol and 200,000 megawatt hours of electricity.

Biocom is a company that resulted from a partnership between Odebrecht Angola Produtos e Serviços, a subsidiary of Brazilian group Odebrecht, the Angolan company Cochan, with 40% each and the state oil and fuel company Sonangol, with the remaining 20%. (macauhub)