Kanpur: One day National Seminar on ‘Modelling of Indian Sugar Industry in Diversification Era’ organised jointly by National Sugar Institute, Kanpur and UP Sugar Mills Association was inaugurated by UP minister for Sugarcane Development & Sugar Industries Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary on Wednesday.
He called upon the sugar industry to come forward to take advantage of government incentives to convert sugar factories into complexes with thrust on ethanol production to improve their financial viability. Complimenting the sugar industry of UP for contributing highest quantities of ethanol for blending, he advised sugar factories to protect the interest of sugarcane farmers and other stakeholders as well. CEO, Dalmia Bharat Sugars Limited Pankaj Rastogi shared his experiences about Brazilian model of sugar & ethanol production.
Director, NSI Narendra Mohan advised industry personnel to develop an “out of box thinking” to change the conventional model of sugar factories. From ethanol to green hydrogen and from sugar to dietary fibre, from fuel to eco-friendly cutlery, the sugar industry provides enormous opportunities for diversification. .
Meanwhile, technical officer Mahendra Kumar Yadav presented details of an innovative technology for producing refined sugar using carbon di-oxide gases from distillery fermenter and utilizing Mechanical Vapour Re-compressors for reducing cost of production of refined sugar.