The founder and executive chairman of Praj Industries was chosen to receive the prestigious 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture.
Washington DC-based Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) announced that Dr Pramod Chaudhari became the first Indian and second Asian recipient of this global honour.
BIO, the world's largest trade association of biotechnology with presence in over 30 countries, has instituted the award since 2008 with the help of Iowa Biotechnology Association (Iowa BIO).
“The BIO IMPACT award winner represents leadership in advancing the bioeconomy,” said Stephanie Batchelor, Vice President of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section. “Pramod’s vision has shown biotechnology’s vast potential in solving ever-increasing challenges- from the current coronavirus pandemic to addressing climate change to establishing an economy cantered around sustainability. I’m proud to recognize him with this extraordinary honour.”
Dr Chaudhari added: “I am honoured to accept this award and feel humbled that my work in the bioeconomy resonates the pioneering spirit of George Washington Carver. This recognition is testament to 35 years of sustained efforts towards the causes of innovation and technology.”
Praj’s diverse portfolio comprises biofuel plants, zero liquid discharge plants and High purity water systems.
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