Bioenergy

Bioenergy is our passion. Our R&D in this field has led to many breakthroughs and innovative solutions for the industry. With experience of over 30 years, we have developed an expertise in feedstock and process conditions suitable in various parts of the world. We have fingerprinted the highest number of feedstock samples in the industry.

Capabilities

Molasses
  • Sugarcane and sugarbeet molasses
  • Extensive fingerprinting of over 7000 samples across the globe
Grains
  • Corn, sorghum and millets
  • Wheat, barley, rye, triticale and oats
  • Extensive fingerprinting of over 2000 samples across the globe
  • Compositions of wet grains, soluble and DDGS alongwith variances
2nd generation feedstock
  • Sugarcane residue
  • Corn residue
  • Wheat and rice straws
  • Palm residue and grasses
Oil based
  • Fish oil
  • Residue of palm oil, soy oil etc
  • Applied microbiology and molecular biology
  • Fermentation
  • Yeast growth and fermentation kinetics
  • Expertise in process modeling and simulation
  • Enzyme applications for feedstock processing
  • Heat and energy integration with effluent management
  • Bioprospecting
  • Yeast breeding
  • Metabolic engineering and reverse metabolic engineering
  • Molecular typing
  • ISO-9001-2008 analytical labs
  • State of the art laboratories for analysis of feedstock, ethanol, water and wastewater
2<sup>nd</sup> Generation Ethanol Technology

Praj Matrix has developed a proprietary technology for 2nd generation ethanol based on research and development over a decade.

Trials have been taken on various agricultural residues including rice straw, sugarcane bagasse, corn cob, corn stover, cane trash, palm empty fruit bunch, wood chips, wheat and rice straw, and grasses etc.

Production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass comprises 3 steps –

  • Pre-treatment(Alteration of structural and chemical composition of biomass to facilitate hydrolysis)
  • Hydrolysis(Conversion of polysaccharides to monomeric fermentable sugars)
  • Fermentation(Fermentation of sugars into ethanol by microbes)

Technology strengths

  • Optimized pre-treatment
  • Fractionated streams
  • Energy integration
  • Optimized design, engineering and fabrication
  • Effluent management
  • Co-fermentation of hexose and pentose sugars
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis
  • Technology audited by internal and government agencies