Sugar Cane Bagasse Biorefinery for Ethanol in Planning Stages

By Kristen Mosbrucker, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Praj Industries, a publicly traded bioenergy engineering business with headquarters in India, is laying the foundation for a $100 million plant in Louisiana that would use sugar cane bagasse as a fuel and raw material for making ethanol. The project, which could still be three years out, is driven by its U.S. subsidiary in Houston, Praj Americas, in partnership with Miami-based Omega Energy USA as the developer.