Godavari Biorefineries Ltd (GBL), a large producer of ethanol and ethanol-based chemicals, held a ground-breaking ceremony for expanding its manufacturing facility at Sakarwadi in Maharashtra. GBL also inaugurated a laboratory for bio-chemical research and new product development.
The Sakarwadi facility manufactures bio-based chemicals that find use in several applications, while the research facility is equipped to undertake advanced bio-chemical research.
GBL’s Sakarwadi manufacturing facility utilizes ethanol and rectified spirits to manufacture specialty chemicals including bio-ethyl acetate, MPO, 1,3 butylene glycol, crotonaldehyde, and paraldehyde, and commodity chemical ethyl acetate. The company is in the process to expand the capacity for existing products and introduce additional ethanol-based chemicals.