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Webco of Kenya to Build Sugar-Beet Ethanol Plant, Nation Reports

March 04, 2012

Webco, a Kenyan company backed by investors from the U.K., China and Qatar, will build a 12 billion-shilling ($144.4 million) biofuel plant that will begin trial operations next year, the Daily Nation reported.

The facility will produce ethanol from tropical sugar beet, the Nairobi-based newspaper said, citing Pius Wanyama, the company’s president. The fuel will be sold in bulk to KenolKobil Ltd. and the state-owned National Oil Corp. for blending with gasoline and distribution in Kenya, it said.

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