Tag: Mumias Sugar

Mumias Sugar to restart ethanol production Friday to finance milling restart

Mumias Sugar to restart ethanol production Friday to finance milling restart

January 15, 2020 |

In Kenya, Business Daily Africa reports that following the reconnection of the power supply to Mumias Sugar, once the national sugar industry’s shining star which has fallen into extreme financial ruin, ethanol production will restart on Friday. Currently the miller isn’t crushing but is buying bagasse and molasses from Butali Sugar Mills in order to […]

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Mumias Sugar continues to produce ethanol despite lack of cane supplies

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 […]

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Mumias Sugar importing molasses from Uganda and Tanzania to fill supply gap from cane shortage

Mumias Sugar importing molasses from Uganda and Tanzania to fill supply gap from cane shortage

November 28, 2016 |

In Kenya, for the past eight months Mumias Sugar has been importing molasses from Uganda to produce ethanol but it is now awaiting its first arrival of imported molasses from Tanzania. Falling sugarcane production has led to the need to draw on regional supplies, with the first Tanzanian shipment accounting for about 600 metric tons […]

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Ethanol export scandal hits scandal-scarred Mumias Sugar

Ethanol export scandal hits scandal-scarred Mumias Sugar

June 9, 2015 |

In Kenya, yet another scandal is hitting Mumias Sugar where it has been uncovered that employees colluded with the Kenya Revenue Authority to “export” ethanol to Uganda and Tanzania but later divert it to the domestic market, avoiding a significant domestic levy for $2.25 per liter. Six managers were fired when the scandal was uncovered […]

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Mumias Sugar looks to boost returns by procuring more molasses and bagasse

Mumias Sugar looks to boost returns by procuring more molasses and bagasse

March 9, 2015 |

In Kenya, Mumias sugar intends to procure molasses and bagasse from rivals in order to boost ethanol and electricity production, following in the footsteps of Spectre International who produces ethanol using a similar model. Factory maintenance and 54% lower cane supplies cut ethanol revenues by 25% during the last reporting period.

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Mumias to produce sugarcane ethanol in Kenya by 2011

Mumias to produce sugarcane ethanol in Kenya by 2011

[ 0 ] September 28, 2010 |

In Kenya, Mumias Sugar Company plans to start production of ethanol from sugarcane by the end of 2011. The plant is expected to produce about 22 million liters of ethanol per year that will be sold primarily to the East African Community and COMESA member states. The project includes electricity co-generation, and the company is […]

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