Molasses, one of the by-products in sugar industry is a dark, viscous by-product and has nearly 45-50% of fermentable sugar. In a distillery sugar from molasses is fermented, distilled to manufacture industrial alcohol. The industrial alcohol in turn can further be used for manufacture of IMFL and country liquor.
With certain add-on facilities the industrial alcohol can be further refined to produce absolute alcohol or gasohol, an eco-friendly substitute for fuel to be used in petrol driven vehicles. The use of gasohol as substitute for fuel offers exciting opportunity to conserve the scarce foreign exchange reserves of the country.
We are engaged in the development of alternative energy sources, which enable sustainable growth for us, and for the sugar industry at large. Besides environmental protection, this enables earning of carbon credits, which are a vital trading resource, besides being an enabler of GHG (Green House Gases) reduction.
Our aggressive efforts in this direction are helping us become more and more carbon negative year on year.