India has many world famous biomass businesses that have excellent technology. A plantmaker The Praj Industries is outstanding among them, having established more than 200 factories for bioethanol production all over the world. The company guarantees that their technology have an ability to produce more than 260 liter of bioethanol from one ton of molasses, and in fact, some factories have made records of more than 280 liter.
On 7 December 2009, Praj announced that the company concluded a contract with Eco-Energy Co. in Ethiopia, in which the Praj would give a technical assistance to Eco-Energy so that the latter could develop a large plantation system of 25,000 ha size for producing biofuels (jatropha oil and castor oil).
Next, Alfa Laval Co. has a full-fledged line-up of production facilities for producing bioethanol as well as biodiesel, which are adopted all over the world. On 2 November 2009 Alfa Laval India Co. announced that the company recieved an order from the Petro-Vietnam Groupe of Vietnam to construct a bioethanol production facility capable of producing 330 KL/day, at the cost of 14 million US$. The facility, reportedly, is a system of the BIOSTIL Process developed by Alfa-Laval, which will be put into operation in 2011.
Thirdly, Natural Bioenergy Co. is the first Indian company to produce biodiesel, founded in 2005. The company has been operating a production system capable of producing 100,000 ton per year. Most of raw materials are being imported from Indonesia. The import quantity of jatropha has been increasing lately. InFY2008, the company has exported to European countries 10,000 ton of biodiesel.
- The Second Asia Biomass Energy Workshop took place in Kyoto° Discussed on East Asia Biofuel Database °ň
- Production and Utilization of Bioethanol are Getting up Speed.
- Import of EFB (Empty Fruit Bunch) of Palm is Swelling
- Projects of Biomass Heat Utilization started throughout Japan!
- Future Supply Targets of Bioethanol and Biodiesel in Southeast Asia
- Indian Biomass Businesses Going Abroad