The plant “Fincha Sugar Factory” in Oromia Region , Ethiopia, plans to expand its production capacity in cultivating an additional 11,700 hectares of cane sugar, from a total area of 21,000 hectares , according to the newspaper Addis Fortune Ethiopia .
The plant currently produces 110 000 tons of sugar and eight million gallons of ethanol per year . After successful completion of the expansion , they want to produce more than 200 tons of sugar and 20 million liters of ethanol per year .
Fincha produces seven megawatts of electricity and after the project is done , it will produce 31MW , to the national grid system .
This is the oldest sugar factory in Ethiopia and the first to produce ethanol with production capacity above the 40,000 gallons per day .