Sudan’s Kenana Sugar Company is trying to raise $200m to pay for an expansion that will see annual sugar production double to 1 million tonnes a year (t/y) and biofuel production triple by 2015.

The company is the largest sugar producer in Sudan and is owned by the governments of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Another $500m will be provided by the shareholders to pay for the expansion.  

The company uses domestically grown sugar cane and was formed to provide greater food security for Sudan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The complex is based about 270 kilometres south of Khartoum.