Triveni Engineering & Industries will commission its two ethanol plants next month taking the company’s total capacity to 540-kilo litre per day (KLPD) from the current 320 KLPD while targeting to further increase to 660 KLPD before the start of next season.
“While the Muzafarnagar grain-based 60 KLPD distillery will be in addition to an already operational 160 KLPD (sugarcane-based) plant, the Milak Narayanpur unit of 160 KLPD will have interchangeable feedstock (grain and sugarcane) to produce ethanol,” said Tarun Sawhney, Managing Director, Triveni Engineering & Industries.
Sawhney said, after the ethanol blending programme (EBP) and the re-introduction of release order mechanism besides the export quota allocation, the country’s sugar sector has been stabilised and the sugar cycle may be broken as there was no shortage in the last five years.
“The ethanol policy without the other two initiatives could not have worked that successfully,” Sawhney said.
Triveni Engineering, which secured an order to supply 9.14 crore litres in the 2020-21 season (December-November), had supplied the entire quantity (up 13.3% from a year ago), and this year it has already secured orders to supply 8.72 crore litres.