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Praj Honored with ABLE Award


Pune, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, March 14, 2013 (Business Wire India)

Praj Industries Ltd, a global process engineering and biotechnology Company, has been bestowed with the ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) Tenth Anniversary Award under the ‘BioIndustrial’ category for its efforts and contribution towards Industrial Biotechnology. The award was received by Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries and Dr. Balu Sarma, President & Chief Technology Officer at the hands of Honorable Minister of Agriculture Shri Sharad Pawar and Honorable Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, at a glittering award night in New Delhi recently.

Praj has been working towards creating innovative technology platforms for sustainable solutions for biofuels and biobased products & processes. Praj Matrix, the R & D Center of Praj was established with the purpose of accelerating development of bio-based technologies. It is the first of its kind R&D center in the tropics where research is being carried out on various bio-based processes right from lab scale to pilot scale under one roof.

Praj offers technology, equipment and plants for brewery as well as water & wastewater treatment systems and critical process equipment for various industrial applications. Praj also offers biobased products like fermentation performance enhancers and livestock health & nutrition products.

In keeping with its efforts to progress in industrial biotechnology, Praj has achieved impressive advancement in the development of “lignocellulosic ethanol” production process at pilot scale. Very shortly, Praj will set up demo plant in India, which will seek to demonstrate the technical and commercial viability of producing ethanol from agri-residues. This will also be a proof of concept for establishing a biorefinery model.

About Praj Industries Limited:Praj is a global Indian company that offers innovative solutions to add significant value to bio-ethanol facilities, brewery plants, water & wastewater treatment systems as well as process engineering, plant & equipment for customers worldwide. With over 500 references across five continents, Praj is a leading Ethanol Technology & Plant supplier with a strong focus on second-generation bioethanol process development. Praj Matrix – the innovation center, is the R & D Center of Praj Industries. Praj is a knowledge-based company with expertise and experience in bioprocesses and engineering. It delivers know-how, license, engineering design, plant & equipment, project management, commissioning and customer care, and turnkey projects. Led by an accomplished and caring leadership, Praj is a socially responsible corporate citizen. Praj is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges of India. For more information, visit

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