Illovo Sugar Africa - Electricity Co-Generating - Our Brands
We annually provide around 90% of our own energy requirements from installed electricity generating capacity using renewable resources, such as bagasse which is the fibrous residue that remains after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks of sugar cane.
The electricity is used primarily within the sugar manufacturing process to power milling, refining, and packaging processes and where possible, to provide electricity for the irrigation of agricultural estates, other business requirements, and for use within residential villages. In some countries, particularly in Eswatini, Ubombo Sugar Limited has the capacity to generate surplus power to supply the national electricity grid under a commercial power supply agreement with the Eswatini Electricity Company. On average, Ubombo produces around 165-gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity annually of which about 60 GWh is supplied to the grid.