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DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences to commercialise 2G ethanol Technology

Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) were signed by Institute of Chemical Technology with the petro giants Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for technology transfer and building commercial scale biomass to ethanol plants entirely based on the technology developed by the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences. These plants will be operational by end of 2018.

The MoU with BPCL for setting up of 2G Biomass Ethanol Bio-refinery at Bina, in Madhya Pradesh and with HPCL for 2ndGeneration Ethanol Bio-refinery were signed at a high profile event in Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi on 7th Decmeber 2016 in the presence of Union Ministers Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Anil M. Dave and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.

BPCL and Institute of Chemical Technology: MoU for Technology Transfer for setting up of 2G Biomass Ethanol Bio-refinery at Bina, M.P.
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BPCL is setting-up 2G Biomass Ethanol Bio-refinery in Bina, MP with a capacity to process 400 tonnes/day of Biomass (equivalent to 100 KL/day of ethanol generation capacity). The plant is expected to produce around 32000 KL Ethanol/ year. The purpose of this MoU is to use the DBT-ICT 2G ethanol technology for the proposed plant, which is expected to be commissioned in December, 2018.

HPCL and Institute of Chemical Technology: MoU with Technology provider for 2ndGeneration Ethanol Bio-refinery
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A 100 KL per day capacity Second Generation Ethanol plant is proposed to be set up by HPCL in Bhatinda, Punjab. The proposed plant is expected to utilize approx. 1,40,000 tonnes of biomass per year and yield 32000 KL of ethanol. The purpose of this MoU is to use the DBT-ICT 2G ethanol technology for the proposed Second Generation Ethanol plant at Bhatinda.