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Godavari Biorefineries Limited contributes to Ethanol Blending Program by pioneering the use of sugarcane syrup for making ethanol

Aug 10, 2020

On the occasion of “World Biofuel Day”, we are happy to share that Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. has delivered 38 million litres of ethanol to the Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP) of the Government of India. Of these, 35 million litres was derived from Sugarcane syrup and B Heavy molasses. Godavari Biorefineries pioneered the use of sugarcane syrup for making ethanol by diverting more than 30% of sugarcane directly following the Brazilian model.

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. manufactured the ethanol in its distillery with a production capacity of 320,000 litres per day. In the coming season, we will be expanding the distillery to manufacture 400,000 litres per day of ethanol. We aim to deliver more than 70 million litres of ethanol to the blending programme during the next sugar season.

Godavari Biorefineries Limited achieves Bonsucro Certification

Apr 27, 2020

Godavari Biorefineries Limited (GBL) has earned Bonsucro certification for the Sameerwadi manufacturing unit located in the state of Karnataka, India.

GBL has demonstrated the operation of a management system that is compliant with the requirements of Bonsucro standards, such as Bonsucro Production standard, Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard and the Bonsucro Smallholder Production Standard. Bonsucro certification allows GBL to assure the customers of getting catered in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Bonsucro is a global multi-stakeholder non-profit organization that exists to promote sustainable sugarcane production, processing, and trade around the world. Bonsucro supports a community of over 280 members in over 50 countries, from all elements of the sugarcane supply chain, including, farmers, millers, traders, buyers, and support organizations. Bonsucro is a full member of ISEAL Alliance, the global membership association for credible sustainability standards, and complies with all of ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice, which provide a globally recognized framework used by leading sustainability standards.

To learn more about the Bonsucro certification please visit http://www.bonsucro.com/

Contact: Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.
Mr. Karan Mengar
91-22-61702100
mengar.karan@somaiya.com

Godavari Biorefineries Limited Launches PAAVAN™ - Ethanol Based Hand Sanitizer

Mar 24, 2020

We at GBL, are happy to share that our Ethanol-based hand sanitizer, PAAVAN™, has been approved and licensed by the FDA. We have started manufacturing it at our Karnataka and Maharashtra Units. PAAVAN™ is a non-sticky hand sanitizer that immediately cleanses hands without water & soap providing effective protection against a variety of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. With the COVID-19 virus threat looming globally, PAAVAN™ will assist in safeguarding public health. PAAVAN™ is available in 500 ml Bottle, 5 Ltr Jerry Can, 35 Ltr Jerry Can & 200 Ltr HDPE Drum.

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Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for Acetic Acid.

Mar 12, 2019

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, Acetic Acid Glacial, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change. Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

Samir Somaiya, Chairman and Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. said, “We have always believed that renewable resources can meaningfully supplement the needs of our planet and help achieve a sustainable future, so necessary for the generations to come after us. Godavari Biorefineries has pioneered the use of agricultural feedstock to make foods, energy, chemicals and biomaterials. We are proud to add acetic acid, made from renewable resources to our portfolio.”

"We applaud Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. "Products from Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. are contributing to an ever expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum." According to a report that USDA released in 2016, biobased products contributed $393 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014 and support, directly and indirectly, 4.2 million jobs. In this report, the research team estimate petroleum displacement of up to 6.8 million barrels in 2014. The increased production of renewable chemicals and biobased products contributes to the development and expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy - where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and products.

To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product label please visit www.biopreferred.gov and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred

Contact:

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.
Mr. Shirish Paranjpe
91-22-61702100
paranjpe.shirish@somaiya.com

 

USDA BioPreferred ® Program
Vernell Thompson
202.720.4145
Vernell.Thompson@dm.usda.gov

 

Re-starting business of Bio-based Acetic Acid from October 2018

Jun 06, 2018

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. (GBL) will be re-starting production of Bio-based Acetic Acid from October 2018. GBL will produce acetic acid from ethanol, backed by strong demand from customers as they have expressed the need for renewable raw materials adhering to the 'green chemistry' principles.' GBL has been a pioneer in the use of Sustainable and Renewable Resources to produce chemicals.

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