Uzbekistan launches its first corn starch factory in Tashkent
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 22
A new enterprise for the production of starch powder, molasses, maltose and maltodextrin has been launched in Tashkent, Uzbek media reported.
The corn starch factory, Golden Corn, has been launched in the industrial zone of the Chilanzar district of Tashkent city.
The company is the only producer of starch powder, molasses, maltose and maltodextrin in Uzbekistan. The local corn grain is used in the production.
The total cost of the project is $4.6 million, $2 million of which, allocated from a preferential credit line of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, were used to purchase Chinese equipment, with the rest being the company's own funds.
The plant's capacity is 19,200 tons of raw starch powder, molasses, maltose and maltodextrin (raw materials used for production of confectionery) worth $9.6 million per year (80 tons per day).
In addition to the main products, the plant produces feed for livestock (corn husks), animal feed and bio-additives for poultry farming and fish farming.