Praj signs second generation bioethanol deal on eve of COP27
As a part of this MoU, both parties will drive sustainable climate actions to combat evils of climate change on the eve of 27th Climate Change Conference in Egypt.
Praj and Egypt’s largest sugar sector company ESIIC have come together to set up 1st and 2nd generation ethanol projects in Egypt.
Praj and ESIIC will develop infrastructure, help formulate policy framework, and create awareness etc. to mainstream bioeconomy.
Sugarcane bagasse and rice straw are envisaged to be feedstock for conceiving Egypt’s first 2nd generation ethanol project.
Low carbon ethanol produced from these 2G ethanol plants will be supplied as feedstock for production of specialty chemical. This sustainable biochemical will reduce dependency on the chemicals derived from fossil route.
Bioethanol supplied as chemical intermediate is based on circular bioeconomy principle that will reduce GHG emissions by recycling of carbon.
This MoU is seen as one of the important developments at a time when calls for phasing out fossil-based resources and transition to renewable alternatives, are gathering momentum during ongoing COP 27 summit.
General Essam El- Din EI-Bedewy, chairman and managing director of ESIIC said: "We are very happy to join hands with Praj, a global leader industrial biotech. We believe this partnership will help Egypt scale greater heights in bioeconomy.”