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In a First, Indian Oil Corporation to Channel Refinery Waste Gas for Ethanol Production

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(Outlook India)  In a first-of-its-kind venture in the world, Indian Oil Corporation is planning to utilise off-gases (waste gas) from various processing units of its refineries for production of ethanol. The move will reduce the carbon footprint of the state-run company’s refineries, while helping to gainfully use waste gas produced for the production of ethanol for blending in petrol.

The first such plant—of 33,000 liters per annum capacity—is being set up at the Panipat refinery in upcountry Haryana, according to a top official.

IndianOil is also working on a project that will convert CO2 into value-added products and Omega3 fatty acids, and can also be used as food supplements. Both these projects are based on bioprocesses and not chemical processes. “We are invoking biotechnology interventions wherein carbon dioxide will be directly converted into an intermediary molecule of carbon source which then be utilised to produce liquid fuels and Omega3 fatty acids from select algal strains,” says Ramakumar (S.S.V. Ramakumar, director, IndianOil R&D Centre). “Thus this new process will be qualified as 3G biofuel technology.

To reduce the time taken for the ethanol fermentation process and also cut the operational expenditure through optimised enzyme consumption, IndianOil R&D is developing its own 2G processes for converting agriculture residues like rice straw, wheat straw and cotton straw for production of ethanol. “We have succeeded in developing our indigenous enzyme technology for 2G ethanol processes, which is today a monopoly item in the world with only one supplier,” informs Ramakumar.

A demo plant based on IndianOil’s in-house 2G technology and enzyme will be set up by end-2019.  READ MORE

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