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Praj opens second-generation cellulosic ethanol demo plant in India, aims to develop biochemical products

3:31 AM MDT | August 8, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Praj Industries (Pune, India) and partner Viraj Alcohols & Allied Industries (VAAIL; Shirala, India) held a groundbreaking ceremony today on a second-generation cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant. The facility will be South Asia’s first such unit and cost an estimated $25 million. The groundbreaking at Shirala, Maharashtra, India was performed by Pramod Chaudhari, executive chairman of Praj and VAAIL’s chairman Mansinghrao Naik. VAAIL, an existing producer of ethanol, is providing the land and services for the project.   The...

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