Shamli Distillery

Shamli Distillery unit was installed at Shamli, Dist. Shamli (U.P.) in the year 1945 with an installed capacity of 12.00 KLPD. Subsequently, the capacity was increased in stages as detailed below to reach its present level of 70.00 KLPD.



Year Installed Capacity (in KLPD)
1958 12.00
1960 18.20
1995 24.50
2017 45.00
2018 70.00



Since this distillery is located adjacent to the Sugar factory, it has an inherent advantage of procuring molasses and bagasse from the Sugar unit where the molasses transfer through pipelines to the distillery on approval basis.

At present, the unit is producing Rectified Spirit, Denatured Spirit, Special Denatured Spirit, and Anhydrous Alcohol & Extra Neutral Alcohol.

In the year 2003-04 the Union Government took the decision to blend 5% Anhydrous Ethanol with the petrol in different States. To produce and supply the Anhydrous Ethanol the Unit has installed an Anhydrous Ethanol Plant having a capacity of 15000 BLs per day, which was further increased up to 65000 BLs per day .

For co-generation of Steam & Power, initially in the year 2007 the unit has installed a high pressure boiler of 12 Tones per hour capacity with a steam pressure of 45kg/cm2 and an extraction-cum-condensing Turbine of 1 Mega Watt capacity, In the year 2018 capacity of Boiler was increased up to 14 Tones per hr. with a steam pressure of 45kg/cm2 and a new back pressure Turbine of 1.2 Mega watt capacity was installed .




Distillery Plant From Inside


The residual sugar left in the Molasses after extracting sugar by the sugar factory is utilized by the Distilleries. The Molasses is stored in Steel Tanks in the Distillery and when required is diluted with water after proper weighment. Yeast breaks sugar into Alcohol & Carbon Dioxide and the fermented liquid, which is known as wash which contains 8% to 10% Alcohol. The fermented wash is distilled in Multi pressure Distillation Plant having different column with the help of steam and is separated and stored in the warehouses. From here this is used for making different grades of Alcohol i.e. Denatured Spirit, Special Denatured Spirit, Anhydrous Alcohol.


Storage Tank


Compurised Distillery Plant Process


Distillery Fermantation Process


Water Treatment Plant


Ethanol Filling Station

The process involves the Rectified spirit feed containing 95 % V/v alcohol is pumped from R.S. feed tank to top tray of Evaporative column after pre heated in Feed pre- heater which operates under pressure. Alcohol vapors are then sent to twin Adsorbent Beds through super heater. These adsorbent bed will adsorb moisture present in feed vapors and dehydrated product Alcohol vapors are obtained from bottom of the bed and are stored in ware house after passing through cooler.




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