Mumias Sugar continues to produce ethanol despite lack of cane supplies

April 3, 2018 |

In Kenya, the Business Daily newspaper reports that beleaguered Mumias Sugar will continue to produce ethanol despite the lack of cane supplies forcing the mill to temporarily stop crushing. Cane poaching is running rampant in the area where a lack of supplies to forcing mills to secure cane out of their catchment areas, forcing up the price they pay for cane that is already one of the most expensive sugar producers in Africa. Mumias has been suffering from tough financial results the past few years, has been bailed out several times by the government and is now seeking another bailout.

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