Ethanol production starts when the cane stalks are crushed to extract the cane juice. The cane juice is then fermented in a fermentation tank where the yeast fermentation reaction occurs to produce ethanol along with other industrial spirits such as RS and ENA. RS and ENA has various industrial as well as potable uses. Ethanol is used as an additive to automotive gasoline.
Ethanol At BCML
The Company has commissioned four distilleries in Balrampur, Babhnan, Mankapur and Gularia with a production capacity of 560 KLPD. The Company’s distillery capacity is majorly dedicated to the production of ethanol for blending it with petrol and is supplied to Oil Marketing Companies.
Recently, the Company has announced the setting up of a 320 KLPD distillery at its Maizapur unit and 170 distillery KLPD at Balrmapur Unit which will run on sugarcane juice as raw material during the season and on grains during the off-season. With the said addition, the total distillation capacity of the Company now stands at 1050 KLPD.
The Company is engaged in manufacturing ethanol from C-Heavy and B-Heavy routes. Going forward, it will also manufacture ethanol from sugarcane syrup thereby further increasing the contribution in blending and more actively participating in the OMC contracts.
The Company has a distillery capacity of 1050 KLPD, resulting in economies of scale and consumption of entire in-house molasses.
The Company has made extensive Capex in various environment management initiatives to significantly reduce the impact of distillery operations on the environment and to also reduce the carbon footprint.
The company strives to improve its operational efficiency and scale output that would aid in larger benefit of all stakeholders.