CREST PROVIDES TECHNOLOGY FOR SETTING UP MOLASSES ALCOHOL PLANT


I. Use of suitable yeast strain (High Alcohol).

   Own propagation.

II. Propagation of Yeast under optimal conditions.

   • Update Laboratory systems
   • Design equipments
   • Optimize sterilization of media
   • Use spent lees as molasses diluent
   • Adopt CIP system
   • Use optimum dosage of nutrients
   • Improve aeration system
   • Adopt microbial air filters system
   • Use contamination free water
   • Use decontaminants
   • Maintain optimum temperature
   • Use indicator/ control equipments
   • Data logging & MIS.


III. Fermentation under optimal conditions.

   • Prefermentor, fermentor and other equipment’s design.
   • Clean and sterilize equipments and pipe lines.
   • Use weighed quantity of raw materials based on TRS/FS.
   • Use predetermined nutrients, and decontaminates.
   • Recycle spent lees spent wash / condensate for molasses dilution.
   • Adopt molasses wort diluter with on line sampler.
   • Use feed rotameters.
   • Adopt fermentor wort cooling by PHE / Recirculation pumps.
   • Adopt CIP system.
   • Use anti algae and anti scaling agents in cooling tower water.
   • Use temperature recorder.
   • Use sterilized antifoam and antifoaming devices.
   • Cover fermentors, recover carbon dioxide, and scrub the same.
   • Use mechanical cleaning system to clean fermentors.
   • Collect sludge from the bottom of the fermentors and wash to recover alcohol,
   • Specially designed sludge-settlers.
   • Instrumentation design, & adoptation.
   •
Data logging system, and MIS.

IV. Preclarification or post clarification

   • Preclarification molasses without heating and acid. (cold non- acid system)
  
• Specially designed settlers, to remove continuously sludge from molasses wort/  
    
fermented wash.
  
• Mechanical, mild steel settlers, no moving parts or centrifuges.


V. Distillation under optimal condition.(Rectified Spirit, ENA, & Anhydrous)

   • Basic and detailed engineering.
  
• Mass balance, energy and utilities requirements.
  
• Maintain and augment steam, power and water supply.
  
• Design & adopt waste heat recovery systems.
  
• Design & adopt reboiler systems.
  
• Adopt multi column and pressure distillation systems.
  
• Optimize cooling towers, PHE, condensors, & maintenance.
  
• Clean distillation equipments by mechnical and insitu chemical treatment.
  
• Water management.
  
• Design & adopt instrumentation system.
  
• Optimize parameters for high quality RS, ENA.
  
• Data logging systems & MIS.

VI. Upgrade Process and R &D Laboratory


VII. Human Resource Development


   • In service training.
   • Arrange refreshers course.
   • Advance training particularly to develop awareness for
   •
Biotechnology developments.

VIII. Testing & Technical Services









FERMENTATION


IT IS NOW AN ESTABLISHED FACT THAT BY UP GRADATION OF THE FERMENTATION AND ADAPTATION OF CREST TECHNOLOGY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE :


 
 ALCOHOL % WASH    9.5 – 12.0 %
 FERMENTATION EFFICIENCY  Up to 95 %
 TIME CYCLE  12 - 16 HRS.
 RECYCLE  SPENT LEES, SPENT WASH,  CONDENSATE  FOR MOLASSES  DILUTION.
 


DISTILLATION

SIMILARLY, BY ADAPTING IMPROVED DISTILLATION SYSTEM, CREST TECHNOLOGY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN :



 
 DISTILLATION EFFICIENCY  97 - 98 %
 STEAM CONSUMPTION  2.0 - 2.3 KG / LT ALCOHOL
 EFFLUENT GENERATION  10 LT/LT ALCOHOL