Sugar Not Just Sugar Anymore
Organization of American States
Arkel was contracted by the Organization of American States and the U. S. Department of State to determine the feasibility of modifying and expanding the El Angel and La Magdalena Sugar Factories in El Salvador to produce fuel grade ethanol for domestic consumption utilizing sugar currently being produced for sale to the world market. The following two alternatives were evaluated:
- Modifications to produce ethanol instead of, or in addition to, sugar at each mill.
- Establish a centralized ethanol distillery based on transporting cane syrup or molasses from one or both mills to a central point and possibly adding inputs from the other 4 mills.