Kenya’s Mumias producing ethanol from neighbors’ feedstock in hopes of generating cash

September 12, 2018 |

In Kenya, although it hasn’t yet started crushing cane since suspending operations in April due to lack of feedstock, Mumias is using bagasse and molasses from neighboring mills to ramp up ethanol production. Ethanol will be sold to pay off debts to farmers and workers who are more than a year overdue. The sugar mill has traditionally been a leader in the national industry innovating with ethanol production, water bottling and other added value products but has fallen into financial distress despite several government bail outs and is awaiting another one.

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