Godavari Biorefineries Limited (GBL) is currently operating in Sameerwadi (Dist. Bagalkot, Karnataka) an integrated sugarcane processing complex which consists of sugar factory of 15,000 MT per day sugarcane crushing capacity, distillery of 2 Lakh Liters per day, Co-generation power plant of 48 MW, bio-fertilizer unit & organic chemicals.
GBL decided to embark upon journey to create unique biorefinery using agro feedstock (essentially sugarcane & its derivatives) & to produce various chemicals which have applications in Paints & Coatings, Construction, Pharmaceutical, Flavour & Fragrances, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Food & Beverage industries.
On 28th April 2017, we laid the foundation stone for our next generation bagasse based biorefinery and ethanol based specialty chemicals projects.
Our proposed next generation bagasse based biorefinery & specialty chemical project in Sameerwadi is a step in achieving the stated objective of creating a biorefinery and to optimize the value from the feedstock currently being used in producing sugar, ethanol & power. The bagasse based biorefinery would produce cellulose & Xylitol, an alternate sweetener in the first phase.This will be one of the few integrated cascading biorefineries in the world.