Ethanol/Alcohol and Renewable Power

Potable Ethanol and Extra Neutral Alcohol

Potable ethanol including Rectified Spirit (“RS”) and Extra Neutral Alcohol (“ENA”) produced from sugarcane or cassava is available for sale either as a bulk cargo, in ISO tanks or in drums. Distribution is from own bulk storage tanks via the port of Freetown in Sierra Leone.

ENA is produced to a very high-quality standard. The latest independent production analysis report from SGS is available below:

Alcoholic strength:
96.18 % vol (OIML-73)
Appearance:
Bright and clear liquid (SGS SPI 402)
Colour:
Platinum-Cobalt (ASTM D 1209)
Methanol:
<5 mg/kg (OGC-TG-ETOH-02)

Please download the full report: 2020 ENA Analytical Report and Specification


Bioethanol / Anhydrous Fuel Ethanol

Bioethanol (anhydrous fuel ethanol) for blending with mogas is available for sale as a bulk cargo. Distribution is from own bulk storage tanks via the port of Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Anhydrous fuel ethanol (EN 15376)
99.65 % volĀ 


Renewable Power

Power is sold directly to the national grid through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Power can also be made available to local companies via our micro-grid or regional companies via the national grid.

  • Sierra Leone (32 MW) – Operating
  • Zambia (20 MW) – Scheduled for commissioning in 2021
  • Zimbabwe (20 MW) – Scheduled for commissioning in 2022

Sugarcane Products

A new sugar production line is expected to be commissioned in 2021. Sugar will be available for distribution from our factory site via the port of Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Cassava Products

The following cassava products are available in Zambia or for international export via the port of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania:

  • Cassava chips
  • Cassava flour

New starch and sweetener production lines are expected to be commissioned in 2021. The following products will be available for distribution from our factory sites via the ports of Freetown and Dar Es Salaam:

  • Starch
  • High maltose Syrup (“HMS”)

Bulk Storage Facility and Vendor Managed Inventory

In 2020, Sunbird Bioenergy commissioned an additional 7 million litres of bulk storage capacity to facilitate vendor managed inventory for key clients. Our total ethanol storage capacity exceeds 20 million litres.

SBSL New ENA Storage Tanks

SBSL ENA Storage Tanks Commissioned in 2021.