21 April 2008 13:04 [Source: ICIS news]
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--India's Praj Industries has set up a bioethanol research and development centre at Pune in Maharashtra to look into nullifying the impact of energy feedstock on food and animal feed and conserving natural resources such as water and land, it said on Monday.
Praj has achieved a breakthrough technology for production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic feedstock which would address the food versus fuel issue in terms of creating alternative agri-waste feedstock for ethanol production, said chairman Pramod Chaudhari.
The company said it had patented the technology of producing ethanol from sweet sorghum.
Praj plans to work with oil marketing companies for commercialisation of the product blend, it said.
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