Praj Industries 2G Ethanol Technology for USA’s First Ever Bagasse-based Bio-Refinery
Praj’s 2G Ethanol Technology for USA’s First Ever Bagasse-based Bio-Refinery
- Follows successful 6o-day continuous operation and due diligence of Praj’s 2G Demo Plant by US-based global oil major.
- Louisiana project to produce 10-15 MGPY of ethanol and additional co-products from sugarcane bagasse.
Subsequent to the successful demonstration of performance and due diligence of its 2G ethanol
technology by a US-based Oil & Gas behemoth, Praj Industries announced crossing yet another
milestone in the commercialization of its ‘enfinity’ technology.
‘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
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.
Speaking about the project, Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries said, “This
development comes on the back of a successful 6o-day robust operation of our 2G demo plant that
was monitored and evaluated on various parameters by experts from the Oil and Gas major. In
addition to the Louisiana prospect, Praj is already executing four integrated bio-refineries for oil
companies in India. We are delighted that ‘enfinity’, an Indian technology, is gaining global
recognition and acceptance from developed markets like the USA. This reinforces Praj’s position as a
global leader in the advanced bio-economy.”
Lasuca and Omega Energy are in the process of completing necessary formalities for the project.