Praj Industries Limited has developed a new solution to process sugarcane into a new sustainable feedstock.
Sugarcane juice is a perishable and seasonal feedstock that cannot be stored for more than 24 hours.
Praj has developed a patented technology to process cane juice into conditioned BIOSYRUP® that has storability of up to 12 months.
This facilitates sugar mills to produce ethanol beyond sugar season thus helping increase production capacity and maximise revenue.
Praj’s commercial demo facility for production of ethanol from BIOSYRUP has been successfully implemented in M/s Jaywant Sugars.
Shekhar Gaikawad, commissioner of sugar, said: “Currently India has a surplus sugar production of 6 MMT which blocks the liquidity of sugar mills for 18 to 24 months. Diverting sugarcane juice to ethanol production is the only sustainable way forward for sugar mills in the long term.
“I congratulate Team Praj for achieving such a great milestone which I am sure will become game changer not only in domestic but also in global sugar sector at large.”
Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, executive chairman Praj Industries, added: “This is a landmark development for sugar industry that is facing market headwinds. BIOSYRUP® technology will help sugar mills sweat their assets and report better financial performance. Importantly this will step up ethanol production to meet 20% EBP targets.”
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