The data were provided by the deputy director of Biocom, Luís Júnior, who said that the increase in sugar production managed to suppress around 40 percent of the needs of the national market.
The manager also mentioned that 70 percent of the installed capacity at the company's industrial complex, the Cacuso Agro-Industrial Unit, in Malanje, had been reached. The company expects to continue increasing production by another 10 percent this year.
Cited by Angop, Luís Júnior recalled that Biocom "has not imported sugar since 2017", having sufficient financial resources to continue investing in the project, which includes the planting and harvesting of sugarcane.
Consequently, the company has an installed capacity to produce 36 thousand cubic meters of neutral alcohol, as well as to export 136 thousand megawatts of renewable energy.
It should be remembered that Biocom also has the capacity to produce dolomitic limestone (150 tons/year), a necessary input to correct the acidity of the soil, in order to provide an increase in fertility and productivity. This resource is due to Biocom's own consumption and the supply of potential agricultural projects to be implemented in the country.
Biocom was the first national company to produce and sell sugar, ethanol and electricity from biomass, generating 3,400 direct jobs (97 percent of which Angolans) and around 34,000 indirect jobs.