Infrastructure

Praj Matrix is designed along the principles of sustainability and innovation with the goal of providing environmentally friendly solutions for a future-perfect world. It applies multi-disciplinary experience and expertise, deploying world class laboratory, pilot and scale up facilities to accelerate the development of bio-based technologies. These facilities ensure development of robust technology packages that exceed customer expectations of performance, cost and quality. The department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India has certified Praj Matrix – the R&D Center as an In-House R&D laboratory unit. The campus has received status of Private Sector Biotech Park by the Government of Maharashtra. Located in Pune (India), Praj Matrix is built on a 5 acre expanse with a built-up area of about 85000 square feet.

Clean Room Facility
  • Class 10000 facility
  • 6 research labs covering 9000 sq ft
  • Biosafety cabinets
  • Anaerobic glove boxes
  • PCR and q-PCR
  • Electroporator
  • Sporeplay
  • Iso Electric Focusing (IEF)
  • Ultracentrifuges
Bioprocess Development
  • Sterile fermentation
  • Multi fermenter systems
  • SCADA controlled fermenters (1, 2.5, 5, 10, 40, 100 L scale)
  • Downstream processing
  • High speed centrifuges
  • Membrane separation units
  • Chromatography columns
  • Liquid-liquid extractors
  • Crystallizer
  • Vacuum evaporators
  • Dryer & leaching apparatus
Chemical Process Development
  • High pressure stirred tank reactors
  • (700 ml to 25 l scale)
  • SCADA controlled Dual Fixed Bed Reactor System
  • Granulator
  • Fluidized Bed Drier and Hydraulic press
  • Continuous Distillation
  • Liquid-Liquid Extraction and Crystallization
  • Short Path Distillation (0.02 & 0.5 m2)
Analytical Facility
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified
  • 4 labs (Wet Chemistry, Instrumentation, Organoleptic & Microbiology Analysis)
  • Processing capacity of upto 300 samples/day Equipped with
  • Multiple HPLC, GC, GC-MS
  • Ion Chromatography,
  • ICP, TGA, DSC,
  • FTIR, FTNIR, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Rheometer, Cloud & Flash point analyzer, Anton parr, Flash Chromatograph, COD Digester
2nd Generation Ethanol Pilot Plant
  • 1 MT(dry basis) per day processing capacity of
  • various cellulosic feedstocks
  • Material handling section
  • Pretreatment section
  • 500 l (6 nos) enzymatic hydrolysis reactors
  • 1000 l (6 nos) fermenters
  • Distillation & evaporation sections
  • Diverse types of S/L separation units
Multipurpose Pilot Plant
  • Catalytic & fermentation end-to-end process
  • 30bar high pressure reactor
  • Glass lined reactor
  • Fermenters (100 -1000 l)
  • Downstream processing equipment
  • High pressure IBR boiler
  • Chilling facility (-20 °C)
  • High temperature (300 °C) thermic fluid heating facility
  • High vacuum (0.01 Torr)
  • RO water & cooling water