Bihar Government issues Guidelines for the sugar Mills Diverting C-Hy, B-Hy, Sugarcane Juice, Sugar Syrup and Sugar for production of ethanol by distilleries

Feb 10, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The State Government of Bihar on February 05, 2020, has issued Guidelines for the sugar Mills Diverting C-Hy, B-Hy, Sugarcane Juice, Sugar Syrup and Sugar for production of ethanol by distilleries.

Whereas, the distilleries i.e ethanol units shall be operated with one type of feed stock at a time i.e (a) C-Hy molasses (b) B-Hy molasses and, (c) Sugarcane Juice/Sugar syrup/Sugar.

A.Diversion of B-Hy Molasses:

(i)The C-Hy and B-Hy molasses are to be collected in separate receiving tanks with proper identification labeling in different Colours. 

(ii)Separate pumps will be used for both types of molasses.

(iii)When B- Heavy molasses is diverted, the sugar factories are allowed to use the existing C- Heavy molasses storage facilities.

(iv)Factory may divert B-Heavy from one stream if two separate processing streams are available subject to fulfillment of other conditions as specified in the guidelines.

(v)Maxwell Bolougne type weighing scales or load cell based weighing system to be provided to ascertain the respective molasses and to measure and record the consumption of the two types of molasses.

(vi)Log book should be prepare for recording of production, dispatch of each type of molasses on two hourly basis.

(vii)The distillery i.e. ethanol unit shall be operated with one type of feed stock at a time.

(viii)The distillery i.e. ethanol unit, shall also record consumption and stock of molasses, production of ethanol as well as distillation and fermentation efficiency of the plant on daily basis.

(ix)sugar recovery should be estimated by using the formula.

B.Diversion of sugarcane juice/sugar Syrup:

(i)Calibrated mass flow meters with check weighment facility shall be provided to ascertain the quantity.

(ii)In case of partial diversion no interconnection pipe lines/by-pass arrangement shall be used.

(iii)Proper recording of juice/syrup dispatches to be made in log books by the sugar factory on daily basis by the distillery.

(iv)Important parameters with respect to quality of diversion shall be recorded on four hourly basis.

(v)In case of entire juice/syrup diversion, estimated sugar recovery may be calculated by using prescribe formula.

C.Diversion of sugar:

(i)Proper accounting shall be maintained for sugar dispatches on day to day basis.

(ii)Necessary sugar mingler, melter etc. shall be provided in the distillery along with mass flow meters and check weighment system.

(iii)Sugar shall be processed exclusively or along with sugarcane juice or sugar syrup only.

(iv)While processing such sugar along with other feed stocks, proper accounting shall be maintained. Additionally, sugar mill shall also maintain account of sugar diverted for production of ethanol while calculating the sugar recovery.

(v)Data regarding receipt of sugar, ethanol production, fermentation and distillation efficiency shall be recorded by distillery on day to day basis.

(vi)The ethanol unit shall submit a work plan for arriving at ratio of sugar to other feed stocks which will require validation by NSI/VSI or any competent authority as designated by state Government.


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