International Sugar Journal

Angolan government invites new cane growers to expand sugar production [Full subscriber]

The Angolan government announced on 12 December ‘19 that the country needs 10,000 sugarcane growers to increase cane production and reduce imports of sugar, which from January to October 2019 alone cost the state US$137 million dollars, according to local press reports.

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Angola – Biocom seeking protection from cheap sugar imports [Full subscriber]

The Angolan company Biocom which has invested heavily in the sugar-bioenergy project and has begun producing sugar for the local market is calling for the elimination of “unfair competition between domestic and imported sugar,” stated the deputy director general Luís Bagorro Júnior.

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Angola – Biocom’s 2019 sugar output expected to increase to 100,000 tonnes [Full subscriber]

The Angolan bioenergy company Biocom expects to produce 100,000 tonnes of sugar this year, an increase of 37% compared with the 73,000 tonnes produced in 2018, said Luís Júnior, the deputy director general of the company, according to local press reports.

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Angola – Biocom forecasts sugar output of 100,000 tonnes in 2018 [Full subscriber]

Angola’s Bioenergy Company (Biocom) is predicting 2018 sugar output at 100,000 tonnes. According to Fernando Koch, the Commercial Director, the company has produced 55,000 tonnes of sugar.

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Tongaat Hulett looks to Angola for growth as 2017/18 earnings decline by over 37% [Full subscriber]

Tongaat Hulett aims to expand its business in Angola and other sugar producing countries in central and southern Africa, reported Reuters.

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Angola – Biocom’s new build project continues to expand production of sugar, ethanol and power [Full subscriber]

Angolan bioenergy company Biocom expects a turnover of US$300 million this year from the output and sale of 100,000 tons of sugar, 20,300 cubic meters of ethanol and 110-gigawatt hours of electricity, according to local press reports.

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Angola – Slight increase in 2017 sugar output [Registered]

The Angolan Bioenergy Company (Biocom) is expected to produce 63,000 tonnes of sugar this year, according to local press reports.

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Angola – Large scale sugar-ethanol-cogen project expected to reach full capacity in 2021 [Registered]

Angolan bioenergy company Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) will be producing at full capacity in 2021, according to local press reports quoting the Deputy Director of the company, Luis Bagorro.

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Angola – Large scale sugar-ethanol plant to commence operations [Registered]

The Biocom project, 320 kilometers (200 miles) east of Luanda, was originally budgeted at $500 million and targeted 40,000 tons of sugar for last year and 260,000 metric tons a year by 2018, Mathias said in a 2013 interview. The cogen unit is expected to supply 230 MW to the national grid, which will primarily supply the city of Malanje.

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