The use of molasses makes ethanol a green fuel, while helping in achieving better price stability and price realization of the by-product for the sugar industry. Eventually, it leads to a win-win situation for the sugar mills and the cane growers.
Ethanol is a good oxygenate that considerably reduces vehicular emissions when blended with motor spirit. The industrial alcohol generation business has emerged as a key contributor to our revenues.
The benefits of ethanol can be extended through further refining of the product for the production of alcohol or gasohol, which is an eco-friendly substitute for vehicular fuel in petrol-driven vehicles. Additionally, as a result of the fermentation of molasses in the distillery, industrial alcohol can also be used in the manufacture of IMFL and country liquor.
The government of India’s mandate for mixing of ethanol with petrol suggests a bright future for this business, which we shall continue to nurture to higher levels of excellence going forward.