Group to build demo cellulosic-ethanol plant in India

02/14/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Engineering group Praj Industries plans to build a demonstration-scale facility in Pune, India, that would convert sugarcane waste into ethanol, before embarking on a similar, bigger-capacity project. Praj Industries aims to break ground on the $30 million project in May, said Chairman Pramod Chaudhari. The company hopes to develop its first "medium-sized" cellulosic-ethanol facility in 2014, with the U.S. as a potential location, he said.

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