Praj to supply technology in Central America

By | July 08, 2008
Guatemala-based Pantaleon has chosen Praj Industries Ltd. to supply technology and equipment for two ethanol plants in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Pantaleon, one of Central America's oldest and largest sugar groups, is proposing a 27 MMgy facility in Nicaragua, and will manage a second 40 MMgy plant under development by Bio Etanol in Guatemala.

Praj will supply the technology for fermentation, vacuum distillation using very low-pressure exhaust steam, molecular sieve dehydration and evaporation of vinasse (the residue left after distillation of fermented sugarcane). The Central American plants will be the first in the region to use Praj technology to concentrate vinasse for use as liquid fertilizer.