- Language: English
- 166 Pages
- Published: March 2011
- Region: Asia
Renewable Feedstocks in the Indian Chemical Industry – the relationship between the biofuel and chemical sectors
- Published: July 2008
- Region: Asia
- 90 Pages
- He-Ro Consulting Ltd
The aim of this report is to provide a clear understanding of the situation in India regarding renewable feedstocks in the chemical Industry, the factors leading to their introduction, usage today, and possible future developments.
Renewable feedstocks, as alternatives to petroleum based feedstocks are at a nascent stage of development in the Indian chemical industry. The national Government has given an initial focus to the biofuels sector with several initiatives designed to promote the substitution of a percentage of its petroleum requirement. These biofuels initiatives have consequences for the chemical industry which are beginning to be noticed in India.
The main premise that we will develop in this report is that biofuel development – the most visible area demanding renewable feedstocks for a country without significant oil reserves – comes first, and chemical industry developments necessarily follow on once the feedstock infrastructure and the biofuel sector is established.
This report is broadly divided into three sections.
-Section I we look at the work of the Indian Government in promoting and initiating the use of renewable feedstocks, which to date relates mainly to the biofuels sector. We briefly look at the policies and initiatives that began in earnest in the early 2000’s relating to fuel ethanol and biodiesel, and continue through to the current political situation.
-Section II we examine the role of academia relating to research and development into renewable feedstocks. We will see that increasing attention
He-Ro Consulting Ltd, Hong Kong - Asian Chemical Industry Specialists is being paid by academia to the efficient use of by-products arising from biofuel production.
- Section III we go on to examine the situation in the Indian chemical industry, beginning with an examination of the biofuels sector. As India is one of the largest sugar producing countries in the world, sugarcane/molasses has emerged as the key feedstock for fuel ethanol development.
We look at the the ethanol producers and examine which are developing alternative downstream products aside from fuel ethanol.
Diesel is the commonest form of transportation fuel in India with a demand 5 times higher than for petrol. However development of the biodiesel industry has lagged that of the fuel ethanol industry due to the less established supply infrastructure for the feedstocks, compared to sugarcane. Jatropha curcus, the chosen feedstock, has been under intensive development over the past few years and the volume of planting is slowly beginning to approach levels whereby it can start to fulfil its promise as a key biodiesel feedstock.
We look at the major biodiesel producers and identify those who are actively seeking to develop forward integration models for efficient use of by-products.
We also identify several other chemical producers who are increasing activity in the renewable feedstocks sector. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
About the Publisher
The Scope and Aims of this Report
The Government of India Role and Policies
The role of academia
The Industrial situation
Drivers for development of the renewable sector in India
Constraints on the development of the renewable sector in India
Section 1 - The role of the Government of India in the development of renewable feedstocks
Background to biofuels in India
Ethanol – The original Government policy headlines & proposed implementation schedule
Other chemical products
Section II - R&D into Renewable Feedstocks in India’s Academic and Research Institutions
Major Universities :
Department of Science and Technology ( DST):
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR )
Biotech Consortium India Ltd. ( BCIL )
National Sugar Institute, Kanpur
Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Delhi
Institute of Chemical Technology ( IICT ), Hydrabad
Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), University of Mumbai
Section III - The Industrial Situation in India
Biofuels – the first area of development of renewable feedstocks
Making anhydrous ethanol:
Summary of Table 1
Alternative ethanol Feedstocks
Ethanol via sugar beet
He-Ro Consulting Ltd, Hong Kong - Asian Chemical Industry Specialist
Ethanol via Sweet sorghum:
Present Scenario of Biodiesel Industry In India
Summary of Table 2
-Production of other chemicals via renewable feedstocks in India
Godavari Sugar Mills:
India Glycols Ltd.
Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd
Andhra Sugars Ltd
Naturol Bioenergy Limited
SPC Biotech Pvt Ltd
Asian Lignin Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
Godrej Industries Ltd.:
Fuel ethanol Production Costs
Specification of 5 % Ethanol :
National Biodiesel Mission – additional details:
Biodiesel Production Costs
Tables and Figures
- Major Indian Ethanol Producers
- Major Indian Biodiesel Producers
- The full list of products offered by GSM
- Naturol Bioenergy Ltd Downstream Products
- Ethanol Production Costs
- Ministries/Departments/Organisations Involved in National Mission in Biodiesel, and their roles
- Economics of biodiesel production from Jatropha
- Godavari Sugar Mills downstream product flowchart
- India Glycols Downstream Integration
Andhra Sugars Limited
Asian Lignin Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
Balrampur Chini Mills
Bannari Amman Group
BIODZL Energy Farms(India) Pvt. Ltd
Chemcel Biotech Limited
Clean cities Biodiesel
D1 Oils Limited
Emami Biotech Pvt Ltd
Godhavari Sugar Mills
Godrej Industries Limited
India Glycols Limited
Kesar Enterprises Ltd
K M Sugars
Mint biodiesel Ltd
Naturol Bioenergy Limited
Nova Bio Fuels
R Bukhari Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd
Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Ltd
Royal Energy Limited
Rusni Distelleries Pvt Ltd
Shakumbhari Sugar & Allied Ind Ltd.
Shirke Biohealthcare Pvt Ltd
Shiv Shakti Sugar
Shree Renuka Sugars Limited
Southern Online Biotechnologies Ltd
SPC Biotech Limited
Thiru Arooran Sugars Ltd
Upper Ganges Sugar
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