Honeywell technology to be used for Punjab 2G ethanol plant

February 11, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that Honeywell technology has been chosen to process paddy straw feedstock into cellulosic ethanol at the planned $ million facility in Punjab. A memorandum of understanding was recently signed in the presence of chief minister of Punjab and the US Ambassador to India for the project under development by local company Virgo Corporation. With more than 20 million metric tons of paddy straw burned in the state every year, the hope is that the facility will drive demand for the straw so it can be turned into ethanol instead of pollution the air with smoke.

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