The factory produces both white and brown sugar packaged and sold as Star Sugar. The factory manufactures 350 metric tonnes of the refined sugar daily with production expected to grow in future as we focus on the regional market.
The sugar is available in the following packages:
The process of producing sugar from sugar cane involves several stages of boiling, and the syrup that results from this becomes molasses. It is a by-product of sugar refining with a great taste and plenty of iron and calcium that can be used as a spread or in a similar way to golden syrup in recipes.
This is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
The dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane. It is used as a bio-fuel and in the manufacture of pulp and building materials.
Fly ash is one of the naturally-occurring products from the coal combustion process and is a material that is nearly the same as volcanic ash. When coal is burned in the generating plants, combustion temperatures reach approximately 2800°F and non-combustible minerals that naturally occur from burning coal form fly ash amongst others.
The most common use of fly ash is as a partial replacement for portland cement used in producing concrete.
This is the residue of the filtration of sugarcane juice. The clarification process separates the juice into a clear juice that rises to the top and goes for manufacture, and a mud that collects at the bottom. The mud is then filtered to separate the suspended matter, which includes insoluble salts and fine bagasse.
This is mostly used as soil conditioner, soil fertilizer and for wax production. Other industrial applications are cement and paint manufacturing, foaming agent, composting aid for bagasse, etc. In animal production, it has been used as feed ingredient, notably for ruminants, because of its sugar and mineral content, and as a compacting agent for ensiling.