Praj Industries achieved a milestone in the commercialization of its 'enfinity' technology, with the successful demonstration of performance and due diligence of its 2G ethanol technology by a US-based Oil & Gas behemoth.
'Enfinity', Praj's proprietary and award-winning technology, will be deployed to produce ethanol and other co-products using sugarcane bagasse in what would be USA's first bagasse-based bio-refinery. The bio-refinery is being jointly promoted by Florida based Omega Energy USA, a developer of renewable energy projects, while Louisiana based Lasuca Sugar, a producer of cane sugar, will supply bagasse feedstock.
The promoters have issued a formal letter confirming their interest to engage Praj for developing the design and project program for a cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery in USA.
The proposed project in the cane-sugar belt of the country will have the capacity to produce 10-15 million gallons per year (MGPY) of cellulosic ethanol.
Earlier this year US based domain specialists had visited Praj's 2G integrated bio-refinery demonstration plant and Praj Matrix, the R&D center in Pune to study 'enfinity' technology. They acknowledged the facility, plant performance and scope for proliferation.
Lasuca and Omega Energy are in the process of completing necessary formalities for the project.
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