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Praj awarded 2019 Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award for 2G biofuels tech

In India, Praj Industries (Praj), a globally leading engineering company offering solutions for bioenergy, high purity water, compressed biogas (bio-CNG), critical process equipment, breweries and industrial wastewater treatment, has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award, 2019 in the Engineering sector in recognition of ‘enfinity’, its second-generation biomass to bioethanol technology.

Dr Tushar Patil (General Manager, Advanced BioFuels & Chemicals – ABFC) accepted the Golden Peacock
Eco-Innovation Award, 2019 from Lt. Gen. J.S. Ahluwalia (Chairman, IOD) and Mr. R.V. Deshpande
(Revenue Minister of Karnataka) at a glittering ceremony in Bengaluru on July 4, 2019. The award is in
recognition of ‘enfinity’, Praj’s second-generation biomass to bioethanol technology (photo courtesy Praj).

The Golden Peacock Awards, established by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, recognizes globally competitive approaches and new benchmarks in environmental management, eco-innovation, and energy efficiency among others. This year, the awards secretariat received 550 applications of which 312 were shortlisted through a three-tier assessment process.

The highest scoring applicants were assessed on an exhaustive set of parameters in their respective industrial sectors and adjudged winners. The jury comprised environment, health & safety, energy, and climate change experts, under the chairmanship of Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India.

We are happy to see that our team’s efforts in developing and deploying innovative technology solutions in the advanced biofuels space globally are being recognized. The Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation award for our proprietary platform technology ‘enfinity’ is a testament to Praj’s technology leadership in the biofuel space. It spurs us to continue our mission towards ‘sustainable decarbonization through circular bio-economy’, a philosophy that drives truly sustainable growth and development remarked Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries.

Based on the successful technology demonstration and due diligence, four oil marketing companies (OMCs) have selected Praj as a technology licensor and EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management) provider to build commercial-scale plants in different parts of India.

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