Saudi Firm to Invest $650m On Sugar, Ethanol in Sudan

From The Saudi Gazette

Sinnar state signed a partnership with the Saudi Tala Company to produce sugar, ethanol and bio-fuel in Sinnar state from the Jatropha tree to be cultivated in an area estimated at 165,000 acres at a cost of $650 million.

Terhab Company for production of brick blocks was also launched in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Urban Development Dr. Babikir Mohamed, Saudi Ambassador to Sudan and several state officials.

Khalid Al Deyaee, manager of Tala Company, said that the company’s Sinnar subsidiary is made up of a sugar factory, ethanol factory and bio-fuel factory. The Jatropha plant is cultivated in 156,000 acres at a cost of $650 million. It is the biggest factory where the first Arab ethanol will be produced and exported to Europe and North America, he said.

The project will also benefit local communities.

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