Praj sets up India’s largest capacity sugarcane syrup-based ethanol plant

Praj Industries has won an order to set up India’s largest capacity syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries in Karnataka.
As a part of this project, Praj will expand the existing ethanol manufacturing capacity to 600 kilo litres per day (KPDL).
When commissioned, this will become India’s largest capacity syrup based ethanol plant.
The Government of India has made several strategic interventions by way of progressive policies, conducive financial mechanisms, to encourage the sugar sector to limit surplus sugar production and instead, produce more bioethanol.
This capacity expansion planned is in line with the Government’s biofuel policy to increase the ethanol manufacturing quantity in India using various sugary feed stocks.
The expansion capacity will continue to be a zero liquid discharge facility.
Samir Somaiya, chairman and managing director of Godavari Biorefineries said: “Responding to government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, we decided to divert sugar cane syrup to distillery to manufacture ethanol.
“We are happy for our association with Praj as our technology partner for increasing our manufacturing capacity. Praj will design, engineer, supply, install and increase our capacity from 400 KLPD to 600 KLPD ethanol production using sugar syrup as raw material.”
Shishir Joshipura, CEO and managing director of Praj, added:, “Praj is delighted to work with an industry leader and to bring its state of the art syrup to ethanol technology, to establish India’s largest syrup based ethanol plant.
Praj has over a decade’s experience in designing and building syrup to ethanol systems in overseas markets. Our technology delivers best in class yields enhancing the delivered value for our customer.”

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