IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Kenana Sugar Company is an integrated factory that produces both raw sugar and ethanol. This study is to determine a means for optimizing the cane sugar- bio ethanol production. Looking for the optimum operating conditions and, targeting the most feasible and the best solution consistent with the constraints imposed on the study case. Linear programming optimization method is used to maximize a linear objective function, subject to a set of constraints the linear program model was solved using MathCAD 14.Three areas were explored to see their effect on the objective function these were: changing the production rate of ethanol, effects of raw sugar price changes, effects of molasses price changes and possible production rates that can be obtained.