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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:42 - Updated Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:42

Biocom to increase sugar output

Luanda - The Bio-energy company of Angola (BIOCOM) expects to increase its sugar production this year, from the prior 73,000 produced in 2018 to 100,000 tonnes in 2019, said the firm’s assistant manager, Luis Júnior.

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The growth of the firm’s output represents 37 percent increase surpassing prior 21 percent reached in 2017 and 2018, said the company’s official to Angop.

BIOCOM has currently four production lines installed in Malanje and Luanda provinces. The firm covers 25 percent out of the 300,000 tonnes of sugar consumed in Angola.

The firm is the first Angolan company to produce and trade sugar, ethanol and electric power produced from biomass. It currently employs 3,000 workers.

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