Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited
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Allied Atlantic Distilleries break new ground with ethanol plant

History was made recently with the inauguration of a multi-billion naira ethanol plant at Igbesa, Ogun State. The company, Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited is the first ever cassava based Ethanol Plant producing Extra Neutral Alcohol in Africa (ENA) otherwise known as ethanol utilizing cassava as raw material. 

The plant, a product of backward integration initiative of government is expected to supply raw material not only to distillers but also to pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other related industries. In his welcome address, the Chairman of the company, Mr. Ola Rosiji said his company currently engaged over 8,000 farmers located within Ogun and Oyo states, providing indirect employment to more than 40,000 people. 

According to him his company had earlier expanded its farm support services to farmers in her bid to increase the income of farmers through the provision of agronomy packaged practices, improved variety, seed planting, mechanization and harvesting support. In addition to ethanol, the plant will produce carbon dioxide (CO2) used in various industries such as the soft drinks Industry and starch which is used in glue and glucose industries, he added.

He said:“Having pioneered the development of the technology and know-how and having proven that cassava can be used to produce ENA of international standard quality, we are now in the process of developing other projects which will be located within the cassava belt.”