Swaraj Green Power to Set up Asia’s ‘Largest’ Ethanol Production Unit in Maharashtra

Swaraj Green Power & Fuel Limited plans to set up the “largest” ethanol plant (1100 KLPD) in Maharashtra in two stages, first stage capacity of 500 kilo litres per day (KLPD) and in second stage capacity shall be enhanced to 1100 KLPD based on sugarcane juice & BIOSYRUP®.

Also necessary permissions have been acquired to enhance the plant capacity up to 1100 KLPD in near future. Swaraj once again decided to work with Praj Industries Limited (Praj) as technology partner for this proposed expansion project at Phaltan, in Maharashtra.

Established in the year 2010, Swaraj is a sugar mill and ethanol producer in India. The company has 60KLPD capacity plant for production of ethanol based on molasses as feedstock. Set up by Praj in 2018, this plant is said to be equipped with advanced technologies for ensuring sustainability by reducing water footprints.

Swaraj and Praj have now signed an agreement for expanding up to 500 KLPD capacity that is expected to be operational by third quarter of FY 2022-23. Praj is responsible for design, engineering, supply & commissioning of the plant, deploying its advanced sugarcane juice & BIOSYRUP® to ethanol technology. Praj’s Innovative solution to process sugarcane juice in to a new sustainable feedstock BIOSYRUP® is expected to help Swaraj secure round the year ethanol production.

While signing the contract, Ranjeetsinh Naik-Nimbhalkar, Founder & Promoter, Swaraj said, “We are pleased to align with GOI’s ethanol blending program ( E20) aimed at achieving energy self-reliance while helping conserve environment and helps in saving huge foreign currency. We appreciate Praj’s expertise across the value chain and their commitments to deliver on promise. We believe this project will help uplift farming community in Satara and Solapur districts , by creating job and entrepreneurship opportunities.”

Commenting on this development, Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, Founder Chairman of Praj said, “We recognize Swaraj as technology savvy customer who is always willing to adopt innovative technologies to ensure efficient plant operations. We are grateful that they have bestowed trust in Praj’s technology once again for this prestigious expansion project. We believe this landmark project in Maharashtra is a significant step forward towards meeting government of India’s E20 blending mandates while helping decarbonize the transportation sector.”

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