HARARE – Zimbabwe’s Triangle  Limited sayd it has increased ethanol output to 26,1 million litres this marketing season, from 21,7 million litres in 2018.

It hopes to play its part in easing a dire fuel crisis in the southern African country. Zimbabwe introduced mandatory fuel blending in 2011 in a bid to reduce its huge fuel import bill. Only Green Fuels had exclusive rights to supply ethanol to government for blending while Triangle exported. The situation was reversed a few months ago when government opened the sector to other players.

According to the 2019 Sugar Annual Global Agricultural Information Network Report, Triangle increased ethanol production in the current year due to a surge in sugar cane and molasses production.