Ethanol is produced from sugarcane molasses,
prepared by fermentation and distillation processes.
Ethanol is flammable and colourless liquid.
It is blended as an additive with fuel for motor
vehicles, and also known as Motor Fuel Grade Alcohol
or Power Alcohol. Ethanol is an environment friendly
fuel. Being an oxygenate it contains high percentage
of oxygen which helps combust fuel more completely
and reduces vehicular injurious emission. It can be
blended with petrol in varying quantities up to any
extent depending upon the technology of the engine.
Up to 15% blend no modifications are required in the
The Government of India has mandated compulsory lending of
Ethanol in Petrol by 5%, which has been increased to
10% . The government has been taking
various favourable steps to promote Ethanol Blending
programme as part of Green Fuel Policy and reduce
import Bill on Petroleum and save foreign exchange.
In the process the government has adopted fixed
price policy .
The company is having Ethanol Plant of 45
KLPD, which commenced commercial operation from
2007 and has been supplying Ethanol to Oil Marketing
Companies (OMC) at different locations in Bihar for
admixing with Petrol.
Company has also installed Multi Effect Evaporator
which reduces quantity of spent wash generation.
Distillery of the company has got Zero Discharge
facilities as per CPCB norms. The company have
Anaerobic-Digesters, which treat the Raw spent wash
which is followed by Reverse Osmosis Technology and
Bio-composting. The Company has also installed Multi
effect Evaporator which reduces quantity of spent
wash generation. Thus the entire solid waste
generation in sugar and liquid generation in
Distillery is used to produce economically valued
and environment friendly Bio-compost. The treatment
of spend wash though digester generates Bio-gas
Methane which has fuel value and used in Boiler for
steam and power.