Red Stripe to build $90milion cassava processing plant PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:34

Jamaica brewing company Red Stripe will be establishing its US$800,000 ($90.4 million) starch processing plant by January 2015.

The facility will allow Red Stripe to make its flagship beer with at least five per cent cassava by next March.

Ultimately, the local brewer wants to replace 20 per cent of its imported barley with locally grown cassava.

The company has secured a lease contract for 250 acres of land at Wallen, St Catherine, that will bring its total farmland under production to 286 acres.

Around 2,500 acres are needed to meet its target.

Currently, the 36 acres at Bernard Lodge account for close to 700 metric tonnes

of cassava over a nine-month period.

Please read the full story taken from the link below:-

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:34
 

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