India’s largest sugar refinery, Sugar Hill, to expand operations to 100,000 tonnes a year

Bloomberg article By Rahul Sharma, Bloomberg News India’s sugar refinery Sesame Oil & Petrochemicals Ltd (SESP) plans to expand its operations to 150,000 tons a year to meet the demand for oil from domestic and foreign markets.

The refinery’s first stage is already running at a capacity of about 40,000 to 50,000 metric tonnes a month, according to a statement by SESP Chairman and CEO Rajendra Shrestha.

“The refinery has the capacity to process 500,000-600,000 tonne of oil a month,” Shresth said.

SESp is the largest producer of oil and sugar in the country.

The Indian government has set a target of doubling the country’s sugar production to 3.8 million tonnes a day in 20 years.