Dalmia Bharat Sugar to nearly double ethanol capacity

Dalmia Bharat Sugar and Industries designs to boost its ethanol producing capability to fifteen crore litres for each annum by future January from eight crore litres now.

The transfer is in line with the government’s determination to raise ethanol blending in car fuels to 20 for each cent by 2025 from about eight for each cent.

With this capability enlargement, Dalmia Bharat Sugar will divert about one.fifty lakh tonne of sugar for ethanol production as opposed to 60,000 tonne now. The enlargement will occur at the company’s Jawaharpur, Nigohi and Kolhapur crops. 1 new distillery will be set up at Ramgarh.

The corporation believes that the new announcement by the Central govt to progress an ethanol blending programme of 20 for each cent to 2025 will benefit equally the place and the sugar brands.

The transfer will allow for the industry to lower carbon emissions and decrease the outflow of overseas exchange as crude oil imports will occur down. Along with, as the govt are unable to give subsidies on sugar exports right after 2023 due to WTO norms, the sugar brands will now be equipped to divert that sugar for ethanol functions, it claimed.

The progression of the ethanol blending programme indicates that in the future 4 to five several years, the industry will be equipped to harmony its output with use, which will translate into reasonable charges for the sweetener and retain inventory under manage.

In the latest sugar year, Dalmia Bharat Sugar has exported 66 kmt of sugar until Could-stop versus 192 kmt logged in the similar interval last yr.

Dalmia Bharat Sugar has three sugar factories located in Uttar Pradesh (Ramgarh, Jawaharpur and Nigohi) and two in Maharashtra (Kolhapur and Sangli). As of now, the corporation has mixture sugarcane crushing capability of 34,000 tonnes of cane crush for each working day, distillery and co-era operation of 240 klpd and 119 MW respectively.