On December 30, 2020 Bhoramdeo Sahakari Sakhar Utpadak Karkhana Maryadit (BSSUKM), a sugar mill signed Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with NKJ Biofuel Ltd, a subsidiary of Chhattisgarh Distillery Limited(CDL) to set up India’s 1st ethanol plant under Public-Private Partnership(PPP) model at BSSUKM in Kabirdham(Kawardha), Chhattisgarh. The agreement is valid for 30 years.
- This plant will make ethanol from sugarcane.
- More than Rs 100 crore will be invested to set up the plant with a capacity of 40 kilolitre per day
- Construction of the plant will be started within 2 years.
Bhupendra Kumar Thakur, MD of BSSUKM and Aranya Kedia on behalf of CDL signed MoU in the presence of Bhupesh Baghel, CM of Chhattisgarh at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Provisions of MoU:
As per the agreement, NKJ Biofuel Ltd will accomplish ethanol production by using sugarcane juice and molasses, a byproduct of BSSUKM.
Raw Material of Ethanol Production:
The juice of the sugarcane will be used as raw material for ethanol production , during the sugarcane crushing season, while during the off season molasses will be used.
Benefits of the Ethanol Plant:
It will create direct and indirect employment opportunities in the region
It will help the sugarcane cultivators to get better returns and also will be beneficial for the sugar factory.
By establishing an ethanol plant, Chhattisgarh will make a significant contribution in the production of biofuels in India.
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About Bhoramdeo Sahakari Sakhar Utpadak Karkhana Maryadit (BSSUKM):
Headquarters– Kabirdham(Kawardha) district, Chhattisgarh
Managing Director– Bhupendra Kumar Thakur