Angolan bioenergy company plans to produce 100,000 tonnes of sugar in 2019

30 January 2019

Angolan bioenergy company Biocom expects to reach production of 100,000 tonnes of sugar this year, an increase of 37% compared with the 73,000 tonnes produced in 2018, said the deputy director general of company.

Luís Júnior told Angolan news agency Angop that the company had increased its production every year since it had started operating, and in 2014, in the first sugarcane harvest, produced 3,000 tonnes of sugar, 25,000 tonnes the following year, 52,000 tonnes in 2016 and 58,000 tonnes in 2017.

With four filling lines, two of which for 50 kg sacks, installed in the main plant in Capanda (Malanje province) and another two for 1 kg and 5 gram (for cafes and bars) bags, in Luanda, Biocom covers 25% of the 300,000 tonnes of sugar consumed annually in Angola.

Installed in the municipality of Cacuso, 75 kilometres from the city of Malanje, Biocom is one of the largest Angolan agro-industrial projects, led by Brazilian group Odebrecht, which owns 40% of the company. The remaining 60% is shared between the Angolan private company Cochan, with 40% and Angola’s state-owned oil company Sonangol, with 20%. (macauhub)