First blended fuel station

A worker fills a pickup truck's tank with blended fuel at the first blended fuel station at Kenana Sugar Company's main plant, 170 miles south of Khartoum. Faced with the loss of most oil production after South Sudan seceded in 2011, Sudan has been scrambling to find new sources for state revenues and dollars to pay for imports. Developing its sugar industry is a priority as is searching for gold. To diversify its products, Kenana also plans to more than triple the output of biofuels, a by-product of sugar production, to 200 million liters by 2015. "Ninety percent of our ethanol goes to the European Union, France, Holland," Ahmed Rabih, head of the ethanol business unit said.

( Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters )

A worker fills a pickup truck's tank with blended fuel at the first blended fuel station at Kenana Sugar Company's main plant, 170 miles south of Khartoum. Faced with the loss of most oil production after South Sudan seceded in 2011, Sudan has been scrambling to find new sources for state revenues and dollars to pay for imports. Developing its sugar industry is a priority as is searching for gold. To diversify its products, Kenana also plans to more than triple the output of biofuels, a by-product of sugar production, to 200 million liters by 2015. "Ninety percent of our ethanol goes to the European Union, France, Holland," Ahmed Rabih, head of the ethanol business unit said.

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