30 Glorious Years

  • 2017
    • Praj’s own and India’s first integrated 2nd generation bio-refinery demonstration plant inaugurated at the hands of Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport,Highways & Shipping
    • Praj - Gevo Joint Development Agreement enters commercialization phase to produce iso-butanol from molasses feed stock
    • Globally renowned Bio fuels Digest features Mr Chaudhari amongst Top 100 People in Advanced Bio economy
    • Praj bestowed with the prestigious BT-CSR Excellence Award, 2017 in the Water Saving Category for water conservation project in Jalna district, one of the drought hit regions of Maharashtra state
    • Praj bestowed with the Best Supply Chain Management Practices awardby the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) in the large manufacturing sector category
  • 2016
    • Kandla manufacturing facility gets audited by Together for Sustainability (TfS) team, an initiative of globally respected chemical companies to enhance sustainability within the supply chain
    • President of Uganda His Excellency Mr Yoweri Museveni inaugurates Kakira Sugar, country’s largest (60,000 liters per day) extra neutral alcohol and fuel ethanol plant
    • Praj commences work on IngenioTabacal modernization & expansion project - 60th reference in South America
    • Riopaila Castilla, Colombia distillery gets commissioned, plant capable of 20% GHGreduction on life cycle basis
  • 2015
    • Praj HiPurity Systems Limited becomes a Wholly Owned Subsidiary
    • Praj Tower – Corporate Office awarded the LEED Platinum certification by the Indian Green Building Council
  • 2014
    • Focus on modernization and after sales for bio energy business
    • SAB Miller, Namibia brewery successfully commissioned
    • PHS set to grow along 3 new vectors – expanding current portfolio (process systems, internationalization and value added services)
    • Praj HiPurity Introduces BioWiz Smart Bioreactor, expands the scope of work in bio pharma offerings
    • Addax Bioeenrgy plants gets commissioned in Sierra Leone, a Clean Development Mechanism project under UNFCCCcertified by Round table on Sustainable Bio-Materials
  • 2013
    • Praj changes its identity and corporate office in response to the changes in business scenario and offerings
    • Mr Pramod Chaudhari conferred the prestigious Bio Spectrum Leadership Award for contribution to the bio fuels industry and continuous focus on green and clean energy
    • UK’s largest bio ethanol plant (1.2 mn liter per day) for Vivergo Bio fuels goes on stream, demonstrates Praj’s capability of engineering and equipment fabrication for large sized plant, meeting international standards
    • Breakthrough for brewery business in international markets with orders from SAB Miller, Namibia and Heineken, Myanmar
  • 2012
    • Praj flags off manufacturing facility for production of industrial bio based products facility
    • Praj Industries Limited acquires majority stake (60%) in Neela Systems Limited, a specialist in high purity water systems to address the entire gamut of water and wastewater treatment chain
    • Praj bags the prestigious B G Deshmukh CSR Award for contribution to the community
    • Praj conferred with Bio-Excellence Award, 2012
  • 2011
    • Praj Matrix awarded the 'Green Innovation Award' for Outstanding Research in the field of Green Chemistry and Engineering
  • 2010
    • Commissioned bio-ethanol plant for Bio wanze SA, Belgium
    • Praj ventures into wastewater treatment solutions
  • 2009
    • Cellulosic ethanol pilot plant inauguratedat Praj Matrix, a significant step in the development of 2nd generation ethanol technology
    • Praj enters the Critical Process Equipment and Systems business
  • 2008
    • Praj technology selected for the largest European Plant for Vivergo Bio fuels, UK
    • Praj inaugurates the state-of-the-art R&D facility, Praj Matrix
  • 2007
    • Praj contracted by Bio wanze SA, Belgium
    • Praj contracted to supply technology and equipment to UK’s largest fuel ethanol plant by Vivergo Bio fuels
    • Praj commissions world class manufacturing facility at Kandla port to cater to international clients
  • 2006
    • Vinod Khosla, Venture Capitalist and Founder of Sun Micro systems invests in Praj
    • Praj inks alliance with Meura for high performance brewery mash filters
    • Skid mounted ethanol plant designed, manufactured and shipped to CSR, Australia (now Wilmar International Limited)
  • 2005
    • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research honors Praj for exports in in-house R&D based technology
  • 2002-04
    • Launch of Praj Matrix - The Innovation Center for advanced applied research in the field of biotechnology
    • Praj commissions South East Asia's first secondary juice to ethanol plant
    • Praj participates in the National Planning Commissions Policy on Bio fuels
    • Praj attains leadership in fuel ethanol plants in India with over 70% market share
    • Praj crosses the Rs 1 billion turnover mark
  • 2000-02
    • The first molecular sieve dehydration module goes on stream in India to produce fuel ethanol
    • Praj enters the East European market
    • Praj launches multi-feed, multi-product ethanol technology for round the year distillery operations
  • 1999-00
    • Praj enters South Central America with an office in Bogota, Colombia
    • Energy saving multi-pressure distillation system becomes an industry standard
  • 1996-99
    • Praj commissions several grain based ethanol plants in India
  • 1993-95
    • Initial Public Offering launched 1994, issue oversubscribed 7 times at Rs 70 per share (face value of Rs 10 per share).
    • First international order from Indonesia for multi-pressure distillation with the patented self-cleaning Flubex evaporator for concentration of distillery spent wash
    • Praj carves a niche in South East Asia with marquee clientele in Thailand and The Philippines
  • 1991-93
    • Praj undertakes in-house development of starch based technology and engineering for grains and tubers
    • Praj undertakes diversification into synergistic fields like brewery engineering
  • 1989-91
    • To further its commitment to the Ethanol industry, Praj sets up an R&D Center dedicated to ethanol production. Recognized by Govt. of India, DSIR, this center is equipped with analytical and instrumental laboratory and fermentation, distillation and effluent treatment pilot plants
  • 1987-88
    • Praj receives venture capital from ICICI (now ICICI Ventures)
  • 1985
    • Praj comes into being as Praj Counsel tech
    • Beginning of Praj's journey into agro-based process industry. 1st Opportunity comes from Siddheswar Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd (Solapur, India)