CSIR-IMTECH’s ENERGY EFFICIENT ALCOHOL TECHNOLOGY
Developed jointly with Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore, licenced later to McDowell & Co., a leading Indian distillery chain. This technological process gives about 10% w/v alcohol using molasses having initial sugar content of 25-30% in about 30 hours, saving 15-20% steam upon distillation; keeping net effluent load same while reducing effluent volume by about 30%. The key to this process was a genetically improved flocculent strain of yeast, later on adopted in several leading distilleries in India.
Energy Efficient Alcohol Technology- The agreement being signed for transfer of technology to McDowell & company