ICC AWARDS FOR 2012 PRESENTED
Posted On : 18th October 2013

The prestigious Annual Awards of Indian Chemical Council for the year 2012 were presented to the proud winners at a glittering ceremony organized at the Hotel TajMahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai on 26 September 2013.

Mr. Nikhil R. Meswani, Executive Director & Board Member, Reliance Industries Limited was the CHIEF GUEST at the function. Dr. A. J. V. Prasad, Jt. Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India was the GUEST OF HONOUR. Mr. Meswani and Dr. Prasad presented the Awards and Citations to the winners.

ICC AWARDFOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Conferred on
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITEDis India's largest private sector conglomerate and a Fortune Global 500 company with business in the energy and materials value chain.Reliance has pursued the strategy of backward vertical integration - in polyester, fiber intermediates, plastics, petro-chemicals, petroleum refining and oil and gas exploration and production to be fully integrated along the materials and energy value chain.The company's annual turnover is in excess of US$ 66 billion with its activities spanning exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, textiles and retail.

Reliance's refinery at Jamnagar has successfully developed a new technology for Olefinic Feedstock Co-cracking (OFC2) & Enhanced Propylene Recovery (EPR) to improve production& recovery of Propylene and LPG.

The novel aspects of the Olefinic Feedstock Co-Cracking (OFC2) invention is that, it allows Injecting olefin rich feedstock at a suitable point in riser acceleration zone, which has to be upstream of the main feed VGO/Residue injection points. It allows increasing propylene yield in Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) while remaining within the constraints of air blower and reactor cyclones by suitably replacing the lift steam. In addition to cracking of olefins of naphtha and C4s, the high severity cracking in riser acceleration zone also helps in significant desulfurization of naphtha stream allowing it to be blendable in FCC gasoline without additional treatment.

The Development of the total process, design and engineering for OFC2 and EPR was carried out in-house and subsequently commercialized in one of the FCC units. This has resulted in enhanced propylene production of 120 T/day in the Unit.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCILis pleased to confer the ICCAWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING for the year 2012 on RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED, Jamnagar, Gujarat.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Conferred on
BALAJI AMINES LIMITED, SOLAPUR

C I T A T I O N

BALAJI AMINES LIMITED was established in the year 1988. It is an ISO certified company and manufactures specialty chemicals, aliphatic amines and its derivatives. These products are used in agrochemicals, rubber chemicals, water treatment chemicals, refineries and other industries in the domestic and global market. Its manufacturing units are located in Osmanabad district, Medak district, MIDC Chincholi, Solapur. The turnover of the company is Rs. 485 Crores.

Balaji Amines has developed and commercialized 20 specialty chemical products based on in-house R& D. Some of these products processes are developed for the first time in India.

Gama Butyro Lactone (GBL) is a solvent for pharmaceutical industry. It is also used as a feedstock for production of pyrrolidone, which is used for many industrial applications.

GBL is manufactured by different routes. One of them is catalytic hydrogenation of Maleic Anhydride. Catalytic hydrogenation of Maleic Anhydride process however is not entirely successful in terms of high conversion and high selectivity to the GBL. In commercial operations, using the described process with various catalysts and process conditions employed have been found unsatisfactory usually because the catalysts are deactivated through tar or coke formation.

GBL is manufactured by Balaji, using an indigenous process for dehydrocyclization of 1,4-Butanediol by use of copper catalyst at high temperature. The liberated gases are purified to generate Hydrogen which is used as a fuel in Thermic fluid heaters. Thermic fluid is used as a heating medium for distillation of GBL and to preheat the feed. This has resulted in energy savings of Rs. 4/kg.

Balaji's plant uses a specialized reactor design with recycle scheme for Hydrogen. For distillation of the streams, considerable work has been done by Balaji Amines with the help of companies which have expertise in developing the distillation systems. The entire process is operated by using a DCS system which has been developed by them.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING for the year 2012 on BALAJI AMINES LIMITED, Solapur, Maharashtra.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT
Conferred on
LANXESS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, THANE

C I T A T I O N

LANXESS India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH. The company has its registered office in Thane, Maharashtra and production facilities in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh and Jhagadia, Gujarat. The core business of Lanxess is development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. Lanxess is also a ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company.

Safety is a core value at Lanxess. There are well defined standards and protocols and an integrated organization structure for safety. There are well laid out directives, which are mandated by the Board of Management of LANXESS AG, compliance to which is mandatory for every employee, which also includes contractual staff and all others who are involved in handling safety measures related to the distribution, storage, transport and handling of raw materials, finished goods as well as other materials. Lanxess conducts audits periodically re-enforcing the importance through all levels. Periodic training sessions are carried out on plant and process safety audits conducted by senior management directly.

Elaborate system of reporting safety and environment are followed up with a detailed root cause analysis and corrective/preventive measures completing the cycle. All plant and process designs are approved only after conducting adequate HAZOP studies and processes are automated; controlled by DCS (control systems technology). All processes and safety protocols used are uniform for all Lanxess plants across the globe. Sufficient fire detection and fire fighting systems are deployed.

In the year 2012, Jhagadia Site of Lanxess achieved NIL Accident Severity Rate (Statutory), Accident Frequency Rate (Statutory), Total Recordable Injury Rate, Lost Workday Cases (LWC), Medical Treatment Cases (MTC) & Restricted Workday Cases (RWC). The number of Safety Training man days has been drastically increased from 276 to 985. Daily monitoring of crucial parameters of waste water like COD, PH, TDS, SS, MLSS and NH3-N and monthly monitoring of all stacks, vents and waste water (all parameters) by third party is conducted.

The performance of Nagda site on above parameters has also been improving from year to year. This site also has increased safety training man days from 179 to 819 since the year 2010. Air monitoring at Nagda site is done daily with calibrated handy equipments. Leak sensors are installed for detectors.

Waste Management Plan and Area are in place for segregation of wastes, incinerator in place for incinerating the chlorinated residue with modern state of art facility; Lanxess had planted 6500 samplings after its take over from Gwalior Chemicals in 2009. State-of-the-art Zero discharge facility has been installed at the site.

The company has reduced its carbon footprint by commissioning cogeneration plants for generating steam and power, fuelled by biomass (soya husk) at Nagda site and clean fuel – natural gas at Jhagadia site.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH/SAFETY/ENVIRONMENT for the year 2012 on LANXESS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, THANE.

 

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT
Conferred on
NAGARJUNA FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS LTD.

C I T A T I O N

NAGARJUNA FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS LIMITED was established in the year 1992. Its annual turnover is over Rs. 500 Crores. The company is engaged principally in the manufacturing of the fertilizer grade urea. The manufacturing plant is located at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. The company is certified for all the three systems viz. Quality, environment, Occupational Health & Safety. NFCL is also an ISO 14001:2008 & ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

Nagarjuna Fertilizers is a Responsible Care committed company and has also been allowed by ICC to use the RC logo.

At NFCL reviews are being done on all new and modified facilities during design and prior to start up and to ensure inspection programs and facility integrity. As part of existing OHS system, there are methods to identify and evaluate potential health and safety hazards and under the Process Safety Management System (PSMS), there is a procedure for investigation of site injuries / incidents and corrective & preventive actions taken accordingly.

Periodic Mock drills are being conducted to test operability of the written emergency response plan and its effectiveness. NFCL has contributed a lot in establishing Industrial Emergency Response Centre (IERC) with the support from East Godavari District Collectorate and local Inspectorate of Factories.

The company has five continuous ambient air monitoring stations in the complex and one mobile van to monitor SOx, NOx, Dust, Ammonia etc. Also on-site & off-site emergency plans to meet the impacts of releases are undertaken. It has also implemented various gaseous emissions reduction measures such as Purge Gas Recovery Unit (PGRU) and Primary Reformer Stack, Feed/Fuel change over from Naphtha to Natural Gas and 450 MTPD Carbon Dioxide Recovery from Ammonia Plant -1 Reformer Flue Gases.

Measures have been taken to reduce noise pollution. Necessary pollution control & monitoring equipments were installed at the project stage and upgrading / improving them is done as per recent developments.

The plant has adopted and implemented techniques to reduce recycle and reuse the effluents right from the design stage. The Treated effluents are used in the 789 acre green belt surrounding the plant. The facility has zero discharge.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENTfor the year 2012 on NAGARJUNA FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS LIMITED, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.

 

ICC AWARDFOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OFHEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT
Conferred on
SOLVAY SPECIALITIES INDIA PRIVATE LTD.

C I T A T I O N

SOLVAY SPECIALITIES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, incorporated in 2005, is a subsidiary of Solvay Group having manufacturing unit located in Panoli, Gujarat. Solvay Specialities is an ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified company.

The company's initiatives in the field of Process Safety Management include implementation of written SOPs, Safety Information, Risk Analysis Matrix, Emergency Mitigation Plan (On-Site & Off-Site Plan), Management of Change (MOC), HAZOP study, DCS system, procedure to investigate every incident that results in or could have resulted in a major accident in the workplace, Contractor Safety Management System among others. The company has formed six Management teams for conducting Plant Safety Audit. It also conducts pre-startup safety reviews and safety training and operating information for employees periodically. It uses leading safety indicators such as tents of operation, Gold Card and Green Tag System, Behaviour Based Safety (BBS), Audit Incident Reporting System (AIRS) and Safety Committee meetings.

Various steps have been initiated for Environment Preservation & Sustainable Development at Solvay. Critical Projects have been implemented under the schemes of BAT-BREF (Best Available Techniques in the field of Environment Preservations).
The two major projects which essentially involved innovative ways to water reuse / recycle include:

  • Ground Water Remediation Project: To meet its water requirements, Solvay pumps 240 – 250 m3/day of water from the underground and treats the same.
  • Waste Minimization Project: This result in reuse of 80% of waste water from the plant.

In continuation of numerous initiatives taken for improvement of the Environment, the unit had invested around Rs.47crore from 2010 onwards. Occupational Health Safety Index is monitored in terms of various practices carried out for maintaining Occupational Health and Safety in the company. There is no Industrial Health Impairment in the unit and the eco profile of all products such as PEEK, PES, DHDPS&DCDPS has been carried out. Solvay monitors emissions at all production sites, using a central single standardized system to manage data regarding environmental emissions from all production sites, consolidating data and making inter-site comparisons.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT for the year 2012 onSOLVAY SPECIALITIES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Panoli, Gujarat.

 

ICC AWARDFOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
Conferred on
ESSAROIL LIMITED
REFINERY DIVISION, JAMNAGAR

C I T A T I O N

ESSAR OIL LIMITED, Refinery Division at Jamnagar was established in the year 1989 and began commercial operations in May 2008. It is the second-largest single location refinery & one of the world's most complex refineries having capacity of 20 MMTPA/405,000 bpsd Refinery. EOL is the only Refinery self-reliant in its power requirement with imported coal based captive power plant.

EOL is an integrated oil & gas company spanning the entire value chain from deep within the earth all the way upto the end consumer. EOL has Exploration & Production (E&P) rights in some valuable oil and gas blocks in India and abroad. EOL'sVadinar refinery produces middle distillates like aviation turbine fuel, kerosene oil and high-speed diesel, as well as LPG and transport fuels conforming to Euro III and Euro IV product quality standards for the domestic and export markets.

During the year 2011-12, the refinery has implemented several projects which have contributed significantly to reduction of energy consumption. This is reflected by the fact that refinery's MBN (MBTU/OBL/NRGF – as per CHT method) has reduced from 91.35 to 88.35. The refinery's energy saving measures has steadily reduced fuel and loss from 7.1 to 5.8%.

Although it is voluntary in India, Essar Oil makes the disclosure of Carbon (Green House Gases) emissions since 2011. This disclosure is made at the globally acclaimed CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). It has been ranked as the best Indian Company among its energy peers (the whole Energy Sector) in "Carbon Management" for the second straight year.

EOL, one of the newest refineries in India, has been performing at excellent level on all fronts and is trying to benchmark by continuous improvement and with innovative ideas.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT for the year 2012 on ESSAR OIL LIMITED, Refinery Division, Jamnagar, Gujarat.

 

 

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Conferred on
TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED, MITHAPUR

C I T A T I O N

TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED (TCL), established in the year 1939 is a part of the US$ 100 billion Tata Group. Tata Chemicals today operates in three sectors – Living Essentials, Industry Essentials and Farm Essentials. TCL's corporate philosophy is deeply rooted in principles of sustainability. The company's turnover was Rs.13,800 Crores in 2012. All Tata Chemicals plants are certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

TCL's Mithapur Complex at Gujarat is India's largest synthetic Soda Ash manufacturing facility. It houses the largest captive salt works in which salt is made by vacuum evaporation. Being a drought prone region having average annual rainfall of 350mm only, Mithapur perpetually suffers from fresh water scarcity. In line with its commitment to sustainability, Mithapur perpetually revamped the entire technology of water usage – by conserving fresh water and by substituting fresh water with seawater and reusing the same water for different purposes thereby reducing the fresh water requirement significantly.

The Mithapur complex has eliminated dependence on ground water since April 2007 by adopting various in-house water conservation measures as well as management of the rain-fed lakes and innovative seawater desalination technologies. 98% of all water needs at Mithapur are met by seawater due to its effective process integration & water pinch analysis. The plant has adopted Integrated Water Management following the principle – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Replace and Replenish & Generate Water. Seawater is managed in the best possible way in the Mithapur plant. Currently, the spent-cooling water after its use in process and left out spent-water after its use in process is efficiently treated and sent to the sea. It is an innovative concept of using softened seawater in place of raw-water. Availability of milk of lime and Soda Ash waste products for removal of hardness were key indicators. Raw water for sealing, cooling, filtration were substituted with softened seawater has resulted in a saving of approximately 2000 KL/day of raw water.

Weak Liquor Distiller Still (WLDS) in Soda Ash plant removes Ammonia from 3600 KL/day of condensate. WLDS is considered as one of the major sources of water for this complex. MUW (Make up Water plant) generates 4.5KL condensate per ton of salt, thus generating on an average 20 lakh KL of water from this plant. Desalination plant combined with ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant) gives raw water of about 100 KL/hr that goes for water softening. Reverse Osmosis plant generates 246 KL/hr freshwater using seawater as feed water. Waste water recycling and reuse has resulted in recycling approx. 70 – 80 million KL of water which is about 48% of total water requirement of the complex. Steam condensate recycling also takes place in a very efficient way.

With the detailed water footprint assessment done in the plant, the company has reduced its blue water footprint by 40% and grey water footprint by 41.5% during the last 3 years. TCL's Mithapur plant is also engaged in integrated watershed development project for harvesting rainwater, Salinity Ingress Mitigation Project &Okha Mandal Samridh Gram Pariyojna to prevent the salinity ingress and Water & Sanitation Management (WASMO) project to provide safe drinking water in sufficient quantity (70 litres/day/head) at doorstep.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2012onTATA CHEMICALS LIMITED, Mithapur, Gujarat.

 

ICC AWARDFOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Conferred on
DISHMAN PHARMACEUTICALS & CHEMICALS LTD., AHMEDABAD

C I T A T I O N

DISHMAN PHARMACEUTICALS & CHEMICALS LTD., established in the year 1997, is a manufacturer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates, Fine Chemicals and also does contract research& manufacturing. The company has its facility at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dishman is certified for IMS system (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 &OHSAS 18001), HACCP and FAMI-Qs.
They have recently been allowed to use the Responsible Care logo by ICC.

The water consumption at its site was reduced from 352KLD in 2010 to 124KLD in 2012 whereas the production has increased by 10-15%. The company follows the strategy of giving due consideration to water conservation at the pilot-plant stage itself and thereafter gives optimized process for commercial production. By this system, the company has achieved 20% less water consumption in the process. From the treatment of low COD in ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant), the facility gets 55-60% good quality of condensate water for reuse. By this, 90-92% permeate water is generated for reuse. The cost of treatment of low COD effluent works out to Rs.200/KL. The treatment of High COD effluent with the help of Solvent Stripper, Multiple Effect Evaporator (MEE) and Agitated Thin Film Drier (ATFD) drastically reduces treatment cost from Rs. 8,000/KL to Rs.2,000/KL, generating water of 30-35 KL/day.

Modifications made in recycling the condensate have increased the condensate recovery from 40% to 60% in two years. An additional 30KLD permeate water is available for reuse by implementing dedicated RO plant for contaminated condensate and cooling tower blow down. Uses of DM Reject water saves the treatment cost and reduces the hydraulic load to ETP and generates extra permeate water for reuse. 90% of water is recovered for reuse. Only 10% water lost as moisture in the sludge generated from ETP plant. Salt from ATFD and some evaporation losses in Aeration tanks have resulted in recycling and using the re-generated water.
The strategy of the company is to involve its employees for driving its water conservation efforts.

In recognition of the above, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2012 on DISHMAN PHARMACEUTICALS & CHEMICALS LTD., Ahmedabad.

 

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERITFOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Conferred on
CHEMFAB ALKALIS LIMITED, PUDUCHERRY

C I T A T I O N

CHEMFAB ALKALIS LIMITED (CAL), a Public Limited company established in the year 1983 is a manufacturer of Chlor-Alkali products. The company is located at Kalapet, Union Territory of Puducherry. Chemfab Alkalis is the first chlor-alkali industry to be certified for ISO 14001 &OHSAS 18001.

Chemfab was the first Chlor-Alkali Plant in the country to adopt Membrane Cell Technology. CAL's specific water consumption for manufacturing activities is at 4.30 KL/MT as against the Chlor-Alkali industry's norms of 5.44 KL/MT of Caustic soda.

The Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) has given the CAL first rank for achieving the lowest water consumption figures among Indian companies. It has installed dry cooling towers to reduce raw water consumption. The company has installed a Hydrochloric Acid Plant thereby giving waste-heat recovery, reducing cooling water requirement and at the same time generating 32 ton of Steam/day.

In keeping with the company's philosophy, various programs for energy conservation, water conservation and environmental protection are initiated right from the inception of the plant. Various measures are implemented in the company such as Installation of Electro-Deionization (EDI) unit, Installation of Dry Cooling Tower, 2nd Stage RO, Recycle of Cylinder Washings, Hydrogen condensates, Chlorine condensates, IEC, Cation bed and Mixed Bed regenerants among others. This has resulted in 157.5cu.m total water recycle and 75.5cu.m total quantity of water saved. The total quantity of rainwater harvested is 48 per cent of the total rainwater harvesting potential within the CAL premises.

In recognition of the above, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2012 on CHEMFAB ALKALIS LIMITED, Puducherry.

 

ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Conferred on
DEEPAK NITRITE LIMITED, VADODARA

C I T A T I O N

DEEPAK NITRITE LIMITED has its corporate office and maunfacturing site at Vadodara, Gujarat. The company manufactures Organic, Inorganic, Fine and Speciality Chemicals and is a market leader in India for Sodium Nitrite / Nitrate and Nitro Toluenes.
Deepak Nitrite, right from its inception, has performed duty as a responsible citizen of the society. It has taken several community initiatives towards betterment of society. It is working for upliftment of women in the society and making them economically independent.
The company has set up Deepak Medical Foundation and Deepak Charitable Trust and is promoting healthcare for 40,000 villagers around Nandesari. The Foundation's core health intervention project is spread over 1548 villages of the Vadodara District and reaches out to nearly 2 million people.
Deepak Medical Foundation was actively involved in drafting the plan for communization of health services. The company has undertaken several community programs such as Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS), Maternal and Child Health Hospitals, Safe Motherhood & Child Survival (SMCS) Project, Facility Survey of Primary Health Centre (PHCs) and Sub Centre (SCs), Community Involvment in Promoting Neo-natal & Infant Nutrition. Several programs have been designed for improving quality of life of the community such as improving hygiene and medical care, providing educational aids in the form of reading materials, film shows etc.
In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2012 on DEEPAK NITRITE LIMITED, Vadodara, Gujarat.

 

ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Conferred on
RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LTD., MUMBAI

C I T A T I O N

RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LTD. (RCF) is a Government of India Undertaking established in the year 1978, having manufacturing facilities at Thal, Raigad district and Trombay, Mumbai.

RCF has undertaken several activities for the benefit of the community like setting up of a Marathi medium school known as RCF School where 2000 students are being educated. The school is well equipped with facilities like laboratory, library, etc.

The company has taken steps for providing drinking water to nearby villages through pipelines and paid nearly Rs. 63 lakhs to MIDC on account of supply of water to villages in and around their palnts which benefit about 25000 people.

The Company has also introduced a Mid-Day Meal Scheme in schools and has contracted ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. Under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, healthy and nutritional meals are being supplied to 5000 children of nearby slums. The Company is spending nearly Rs. 80 lakhs p.a. for this purpose. RCF has also provided a Mobile Medical Van which is run by Wokhardt Foundation, for the benefit of the villagers.

 

RCF has constructed asphalted roads in villages like Thal, Boris, Gondhalpada, Navgaon etc. and also constructed a Sports Stadium at Jaleswar in Balasore District and undertaken beautification of Acharya Garden (Diamond Garden) in Chembur, Mumbai. The Company has also constructed a building for the Govandi Police Station in Mumbai using its eco-friendly rapid wall panels.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2012, on RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LTD., Mumbai.

 

ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Conferred on
EXCEL INDUSTRIES LIMITED, MUMBAI

C I T A T I O N

EXCEL INDUSTRIES LIMITED is a public limited Company established in the year 1960 having its head office in Mumbai with manufacturing sites at Roha and Lote Parshuram, Maharashtra.

The Company believes that rural development can be achieved by making the villagers self sufficient, self employed and entrepreneurs through creating awareness, providing education, training and technical support. They showcase their succes at other locations like Kutchh in Gujarat and inculcate self confidence.

The Vivekanand Research & Training Institute (VRTI), set up by Excel is working in Kutchh since last 40 years in areas of village development, farmers' education, water resources management, animal husbandry, milk production, skill development and many other social causes.

As a result of the Company's initiative, the following achievements has been seen at Roha and Lote Parshuram:

  • Increase in Water storage at Virjoli from 40,000M3 in 2008 to 98,000M3 in 2012. Water is now available round the year
  • Increase in Paddy production from 2000kg/acre to 2650 kg/acre
  • Health improvement in village
  • Increase in milk production
  • Introduction of cashew processing plants at Roha and Lote Parshuram
  • Career guidance to village youth, resulting in more and more youths taking to science as a subject.
  • Villagers taking active interest in maintenance of biodiversity.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2012, on EXCEL INDUSTRIES LIMITED, Mumbai.

 

ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR
CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

(Management of Industry)

Conferred on
MR. SUHAS R. LOHOKARE
Managing Director, National Peroxide Ltd.

C I T A T I O N

MR. SUHASR. LOHOKARE, Managing Director of National Peroxide Limited, has played a key role in turning around the company and enhancing its performance substantially, placing it on a trajectory of high growth and profitability.

A Chemical Engineer from IIT, Bombay, with a Master's degree in Financial Management, he has used his technical and managerial skills in a creative blend to provide innovative solutions to various complex technological problems during his career spanning 40 years.

Mr. Lohokare is a recipient of prestigious awards, including the President of India Silver Medal in IIT and the IIChE Award for Excellence in Process and Product Development.

Under his leadership, National Peroxide Limited has excelled in Safety, Plant Design and Energy Conservation, as can be observed from the several national awards won by it.

As Chairman of ICC's Western Regional Committee and of its Technology and Energy Expert Committee, Mr. Lohokare has had a major role in conducting a large number of technical seminars across India to train chemical plant personnel in the best practices for Operations.

Mr. Lohokare is actively involved in setting standards for Energy Management, being the Chairman of the Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards and the Team Leader of India's delegation for the ISO 50001 standard.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (Management of Industry) for the year 2012 on MR. SUHAS R. LOHOKARE, Managing Director, National Peroxide Limited, Mumbai.

ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR
CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (Education &Industry)

Conferred on
PROFESSOR GANAPATI D. YADAV

Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

C I T A T I O N

DR. GANAPATI D. YADAV,Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), and J.C. Bose National Fellow is an exceptional engineer-scientist, inspirational and visionary leader. He has done yeoman services to science and engineering and to the Indian chemical and allied industry by developing and promoting clean, green and eco-friendly technologies and sustainable industrial practices. His contributions to education and research in green chemistry and engineering, chemical engineering and energy engineering are internationally recognized by numerous awards, distinctions, prizes and fellowships, and he is one of the most decorated engineers in India. Under his dynamic leadership, the ICT has been metamorphosed and bestowed the Government of Maharashtra's Elite Institute and Centre of Excellence status, which has helped its spectaular growth on par with some of the best in education and research. By developing novel technologies and programs of international relevance and his role as adviser to industries associations and central and state government's policy making bodies such as Indian Chemical Council (ICC),FICCI and CII, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, stand him apart. The Indian Speciality Chemicals Manufacturers Association rated him as number one researcher who has published the highest number of SCI papers and got patents in a single year and bestowed its Best Professor Award recently. Prof. Yadav's contributions to development of the chemical engineering profession in India are incomparable. During his tenure as President of the IIChE, he reinvigorated the body by incorporating 51 national awards. He also serves as Director of the Asia-Pacific Confederation of Chemicals Engineering Institutes. The prestigious Dr.B.P. Godrej Life Time Achievement Award is also bestowed upon him by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) for 2013.

He is a vociferous campaigner of the chemical sciences and engineering, and the associated industries in media be that print, radio, television and conferences. His professional standing in science and engineering is reflected in his appointments to prestigious committees and awards such as: Chairman, Research Council, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar; Chairman, Green Chemistry Task Force, Principal Scientific Adviser's Committee, GoI; Chairman, Management Advisory Committee, DST- National Catalysis Research Centre, IIT-Madras; Chairman, International PAC, Chemical Sciences and Engineering, DST; Chairman, FICCI's Committee on Innovation And Skill Development, Membership of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers Committee on Chemical Policy; Member, REACH Committee, CHEMEXCIL, Member, MoCF on National Chemicals Policy; Member/chair of important committees MHRD, DST, DBT, UGC, AICTE, CSIR, FICCI, the PSA's on Green Chemistry, the Planning Commission's Pan India S&T Committee, and the Government of Maharashtra's Rajiv Gandhi S&T Commission Peers Group, DST's Special Peer Review Committee for Evaluation of Reports on the Bhopal Gas Disaster. He has led two delegations of Indian scientists to South Korea and Germany.

 

His research productivity is unbelievable: 75 Ph. D.s, 74 masters' thesis supervision, >300 original papers, 65 patents, 3 books, 37 h-index, 120 i-10 index, 4600 citations, > 400 presentations. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, The Institution of Chemical Engineers UK, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Chemical Society, among others.

His other noteworthy international honours include: Editorial board membership of 7 journals, ACS IECR festschrift, Canadian Catalysis Foundation's Cross-Canada Lectures; University of Amsterdam's John van Geuns Lecture; Park Reilly Distinguished Speaker, University of Waterloo; Johansen Crosby Visiting Professorship in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University; Distinguished Asian Visiting Scholar, Purdue University; Visiting Professor, Lunghwa University, Taiwan; Adjunct Professorship, RMIT University, Australia. The Indian honours/awards are: IIT-Roorkee -Khosla National Award; Kurukshetra University- Goyal Award, M.S. University Baroda- Dr K.G. Nayak Gold Medal; Catalysis Society of India- S.K. Bhattacharya Eminent Scientist Award; ISTE- Anna University's National Award for the Most Outstanding Academician, Best Engineering College Teacher Award; IIChE- RPG Life Sciences Padma Vibhushan Prof. MM Sharma Medal, Ashland Padma Vibhushan Prof. CNR Rao Medal, Padmabhushan Dr. Anji Reddy Innovator of the Year Award, DOST Prof S.K. Sharma Medal, Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research; Institution of Engineer's Eminent Engineer Award; Maharashtra Govt.- Best Teacher Award, VASVIK Foundation's Award for Technology Development.

In recognition of his yeomen services to education, research, industry and profession, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY(Education & Research) for the year 2012 on PROFESSOR G. D. YADAV, Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

 

ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Conferred on
MR. ASHWIN C. SHROFF

Chairman & Mg. Director, Excel Industries Ltd.

C I T A T I O N

MR. ASHWIN C. SHROFF, Chairman & Managing Director of Excel Industries Limited, joined the company in 1965 and has steered it to its current position of eminence and strength. He is also the Chairman of other group companies, such as Excel Crop Care Limited, Transpek Industry Limited and Transpek-Silox Industry Limited.

Mr. Shroff has continued and built heavily upon the family tradition of focusing on safeguarding the interests of stakeholders, the society and the environment. The Excel group has been practicing these principles even before the concept of Triple Bottom Line gained popularity.

Mr. Shroff believes firmly in empowering local communities and weaker sections of the Society. The pioneering work done by him through various organisations in Kutchh and near Roha has been seen as a model for community development.

As President of Indian Chemical Council, Chairman of Roha Industries Association and Chairman of CII's Agri-Biotech Committee, he has worked closely with the Government for enhancing the growth and competitiveness of the Indian chemical industry.
As a member of the Research Councils of CSIR laboratories, Mr. Shroff has also helped in giving a direction to innovation, a subject to which the Excel group has made substantial contribution.

Under his guidance, Excel Industries Limited has introduced products which deal with management and gainful utilization of municipal wastes. These processing solutions have gained wide acceptance.

Mr. Shroff's humane approach to various issues, his humility and social consciousness have contributed greatly to the esteem in which he is held.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the year 2012 on MR. ASHWIN C. SHROFF, Chairman & Managing Director, Excel Industries Ltd., Mumbai.

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