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Pak Ethanol: The Importance of Molasses Quality in Ethanol Production

Pak Ethanol Production Limited (PEPL), founded in 2004 and ISO certified, excels in ethanol and liquid CO2 production using advanced technology, emphasizing high-quality molasses for efficient fermentation and sustainability.

Introduction

Pak Ethanol, a distinguished member of the Omni Group of Companies, is a leading distillery located in Malti, District Badin, Sindh. Since commencing operations in 2004, Pak Ethanol has been at the forefront of ethanol and liquid CO2 production, leveraging advanced technologies and a commitment to quality. This article explores the critical role of molasses quality in the ethanol production process at Pak Ethanol.

Advanced Distillation Technology

Pak Ethanol’s distillation plant, installed by M/s. Tomsa Distil, S.L of Spain, utilizes the latest vacuum distillation and molecular sieve dehydration units. This state-of-the-art technology eliminates the need for chemical dehydration, resulting in high-quality fuel ethanol. The efficiency and environmental sustainability of this process are key to Pak Ethanol’s success in the global market.

The Role of Molasses Quality

The primary raw material for ethanol production at Pak Ethanol is molasses, primarily sourced from the group’s sugar mills. The quality of molasses, specifically its Brix level, is paramount in determining the efficiency of the fermentation process. Higher Brix levels indicate a higher concentration of sugars, which directly translates to a more efficient fermentation process and higher ethanol yields.

Market Reach and Exports

Pak Ethanol exports its ethanol to a diverse international market, including the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, and predominantly the Far East. This extensive market reach underscores the company’s commitment to producing ethanol that meets stringent quality standards required by global customers.

CO2 and Dry Ice Production

In addition to ethanol, Pak Ethanol operates the largest dry ice production facility in Pakistan. The plant produces 24 metric tons of food-grade liquid CO2 daily, part of which is converted into dry ice pallets with a production capacity of 450 kg/hour. The equipment, procured from Techno Project Industrial in Italy, ensures the highest quality and efficiency in CO2 and dry ice production.

Sustainable Energy Practices

Pak Ethanol demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability through its biogas plant, which powers its turbine and covers 80% of the company’s energy requirements. This eco-friendly approach not only reduces operational costs but also highlights Pak Ethanol’s dedication to environmental stewardship.

Leadership and Vision

Pak Ethanol’s success is driven by the visionary leadership of the Omni Group of Companies. Founded by Khawaja Anver Majid, who serves as Chairman, the group benefits from the strategic direction of key executives, including Group Chief Executive Officer Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majid, Directors Khawaja Mustafa Majid, Khawaja Ali Kamal Majid, and Khawaja Nimr Majid, and Group Chief Operating Officer Khawaja Salman Younis. Their collective expertise and commitment to excellence have positioned Pak Ethanol as a leader in the distillery industry.

Conclusion

The quality of molasses is a critical factor in the efficiency and success of ethanol production at Pak Ethanol. By sourcing high-grade molasses and employing advanced distillation technologies, Pak Ethanol ensures the production of superior ethanol that meets global standards. Under the leadership of the Omni Group, Pak Ethanol continues to excel in the industry, contributing significantly to the global ethanol market.

Omni Group of Companies

Omni group is one of largest conglomerate in Pakistan. Operate in the sector of Sugar, Rice, Cement, Ethanol, Polypropylene, bags, Power, automotive and Aviation. Omni Group’s influence extends across various sectors, with key industries including Sugar, Rice, Automotive, Power, Distillery, Aviation, Polymer, and Gases. The conglomerate boasts an impressive portfolio of companies, including Ansari Sugar Mills, Bawany Sugar Mills, Omni Power, Dadu Energy, TCB Aviation, and many more.

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