Vinegar is a liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key
ingredient, acetic acid. The acetic acid concentration ranges typically from 4 to 8 percent by
volume for table vinegar (typically 5%) and higher concentrations for pickling (up to 18%).
The all-important raw material will be fruits. Many fruits are grown round the year and
availability would not be a problem. Other materials like yeast, sugar, salt, chemicals and
colours shall be available locally.
CFTRI has developed a fast process for obtaining vinegar, using a simple inexpensive
vinegar generator, which can be adapted in rural areas to manufacture vinegar using the
locally available raw materials like sugarcane juice/jaggery/toddy/ coconut water / pineapple
waste, etc. Vinegar generator can be locally fabricated. Vinegar generators are simple to
The rated capacity of the unit is 48000 ltrs per annum.
The main production block will cost around Rs. 5.50 lakhs.
PLANT & MACHINERY Rs. 4.20 Lakhs
Gas Fired Furnance 2 5,000.00 0.10
Fruit Juice Extractor 2 10,000.00 0.20
SS Pump 1 15,000.00 0.15
SS Fermentation tanks 6 15,000.00 0.90
Pasterisating Tank 2 10,000.00 0.20
Air-Compressor for air
circulation 1 15,000.00 0.15
Alimunium blending tanks 4 7,500.00 0.30
Ageing tanks or barrels 6 10,000.00 0.60
Bottle washing ,capping
and filling machine 1 70,000.00 0.70
Weighing Scale, plastic tubes
and SS utensils, Lab equipments LS 1 35,000.00 0.35
Contingencies 15% 0.55