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Sudan – Kenana’s 2019/20 sugar output on target at 315,000 tonnes

Sudan’s key sugar producer Kenana recently announced that its 2019/20 sugar is on target to produce 315,000 tonnes as set out in the five-year plan to drive expansion through modernization of its sugar factory.

Kenana manages 68,000 hectares – not only for cane production but also for a range other agricultural enterprises, including livestock production.

In addition to sugar, the factory cogeneration 87 MW and produces ethanol from molasses.

The Managing Director of the group Mr. Abdel Raouf M. Ahmed said that during February 2020 the sugar output reached a record, with over 54,000 plus – 50kg bags/day at the sugar recovery rate of exceptional 12.97%.

Moreover, Sudan has successfully registered in (the REX system – EU) as a result of joint efforts led by Kenana to benefit from zero tariff from the EU’s Everything But Arms initiative. This will support exports of both sugar and ethanol said Mr. Ahmed.