Indian Oil chooses Praj to supply three 2G ethanol plants

September 14, 2016 |

In India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Indian Oil), has selected Praj as its technology partner for setting up multiple 2nd Generation bio-ethanol plants based on indigenously developed technology. Indian Oil will be setting up three such 2G bio-ethanol plants.

In order to enhance ethanol availability in the country for blending with petrol, Indian Oil is developing 2G ethanol production infrastructure using ligno-cellulosic biomasses as feedstock.

Speaking about the collaboration, Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Ltd., said, “It is a great honor for us to be chosen by Indian Oil to become their technology partner in multiple 2G bio-ethanol projects in India. We have prepared ourselves to execute 2G ethanol projects over INR30 billion in two-three years.”

He further added that, “Praj is offering end-to-end 2G ‘Smart Bio-refinery’ solutions globally. Our ‘Smart Bio-refinery’ is capable of producing bio-ethanol and other co-products such as bio-CNG, power and a variety of biochemicals”.

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