Metehara Sugar Factory

Methara Factory ethanol

The factory is found in Oromiya Regional State at 200 Kilo Meters distance from Addis Ababa. Same as Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory its construction was carried out by H.V.A. Company of the Netherlands. The factory started sugar production in 1970. Formed as Share Company between the then Ethiopian government and the constructing company, it was the third sugar mill to the nation. It currently has more than 10,000 hectares of land covered with sugarcane. Its average production capacity is 136,692 tons of sugar a year.

Through an expansion project conducted, it came up with an ethanol producing plant by the end of 2010. Currently the factory’s ethanol plant has a capacity of producing 12,500 Meter Cube ethanol a year. It also generates 9 Mega Watt electric power and satisfy its own power demand by itself. It is a factory which has applied Kaizen appropriately and has won trophies at national competition. It has received trophies as well as medals from FDRE Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne in September, 2015 for its work in making Kaizen perpetual.  

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