Chemical News

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Praj gets order for new Ethanol Plant

Praj is to set up a new ethanol plant for Tata Chemicals in Maharashtra India. It is important to note that recently Tata bought ~7% equity in Praj.

Close on the heels of selling 7-percent stake to Tata Sons, ethanol technology and engineering company Praj Industries has bagged an order from Tata Chemicals to set up a fully integrated, commercial scale plant for ethanol production from sweet sorghum. The 30,000-liter (or about 8,000 gallons) per day plant will be set up in Nanded district of Maharashtra by Tata Chemicals, an official release said. The plant will have a capacity to crush 900 tons of sweet sorghum per day. Sweet sorghum has the characteristics of grain sorghum and sugarcane wherein the stalk contains non-crystalline sugar that can be converted into ethanol.