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Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. inaugurated new Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Navi Mumbai

Feb 01, 2017

Godavari Biorefineries Limited (GBL) inaugurated new R&D laboratory at TTC Industrial state Mahape, Navi Mumbai. The new state-of-the-art facility center is in line with GBL’s strategy to focus on research and innovation to address the significant and growing demand for chemical products made from renewable feedstock.

This new facility covers area of 7500 sq. feet & will house 30 employees working on various research areas such as chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology and molecular biology. Padma Vibhushan Prof. M.M.Sharma ex-Director of ICT, Mumbai inaugurated the research center and provided insights of the chemical industry in India in his inaugural speech.

Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chairman & Managing Director marked the inauguration of the new lab as dream come true moment.

About Godavari Biorefineries Limited

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd is a leading biorefining company that produces sugar, other foods, biofuels, chemicals, power, compost, waxes, and related products, using sugarcane as the primary feedstock. Our aim is to engage in research and innovate by continuously making new products and entering new markets in order to derive the maximum value from our feedstock. Our research areas include sustainable farming, transformation of biomass (chemical, mechanical and biological), product development, and process optimization. Founded in 1939, we have been pioneers in the growing, processing, and utilization of biomass to make a wide variety of products.

We are now working on the next generation bagasse-based biorefinery and also the biotransformation of sugar to biopolymers.