Uttam Sucrotech International has contracted Vogelbusch Biocommodities with the design of 75,000l a day ethanol plant.
The facility is an expansion project of an existing distillery located in Barkatpur in the Bijnor District of Uttar Pradesh (India) that produces fuel and potable alcohol from cane molasses. A unique Vogelbusch designed switch distillation system will allow Uttam a flexible response to market demands.
The facility utilises ethanol technology licensed by Vogelbusch of Austria and is designed for inline product switch, a refined distillation system for flexible production of either fuel ethanol or extra neutral alcohol within one process line.
Besides high product quality in line with Indian standards and in full compliance with local emission standards, the optimal utilisation of energy and water in both cases is a special focus of the plant design.
Highly efficient plant configurations are a basic design principle of Vogelbusch.
Managing director of Vogelbusch Biocommodities Torsten Schulze says: "Economic processes in combination with sound environmental design play a key part in state-of-the-art bioprocess technology"
The plant is set up next to Uttam’s sugar mill in Barkatpur, which provides the feedstock for the ethanol production.
Chairman of Uttam Sucrotech International Rajan Adlakha says: "We tied up for a technology transfer arrangement with Vogelbusch looking at their unique ethanol process technologies that offer clients savings in power and water consumption at the same time offering higher production of alcohol from the feedstock. This tie-up complements the bouquet of world-class technologies that Uttam offers to its clients for all aspects of sugar, alcohol production and power co-generation".
The companies cooperate in the implementation of ethanol projects for third parties, with equipment manufactured and supplied by UTTAM based on technology owned by VOGELBUSCH.
About Uttam Sucrotech International (as of September 2017):
UTTAM is an India based EPC Contractor offering high-technology and high-quality turnkey execution of integrated sugar projects globally, with a successful track-record.
The company is a leading equipment manufacturer and projects integrator, which manufactures 100% of the equipment for sugar projects in-house in its own workshops. This assists Uttam in timely delivery of complex projects. The company also owns four sugar factories in India.