NTPC invites bids for supply of biomass pellets


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State-owned NTPC has invited bids for the procurement of biomass pellets which might be used to co-fire its thermal vegetation.

The pellets made out of stubble and husk could be utilised at its 17 thermal coal-fired energy vegetation throughout the nation as a part of measures to scale back stubble burning.

In January, the ability big had introduced that it will procure and use six million tonne (MT) of biomass pellets to co-fire its energy vegetation together with coal. An organization official had knowledgeable {that a} tonne of pellets prices round Rs 7,000.

In an announcement issued on Sunday, NTPC Ltd mentioned, “It has invited bids for procurement of biomass pellets for its numerous thermal vegetation on the idea of home aggressive foundation (DCB) as a part of its endeavour to scale back burning of crop residue on farmlands that trigger air air pollution.”

The facility producer has envisaged consumption of 5 MT of pellet within the present yr at its 17 energy vegetation, together with NTPC Korba (Chhattisgarh), NTPC Farakka (West Bengal), NTPC Dadri (Uttar Pradesh), NTPC Kudgi (Karnataka), NTPC Sipat (Chhattisgarh), and NTPC Rihand (Uttar Pradesh), it mentioned.

The corporate has 24 coal-fired thermal energy vegetation. Along with this, the agency has 9 extra coal-fired energy vegetation beneath joint ventures or of subsidiaries.

NTPC additional mentioned it had first undertaken the initiative on pilot foundation in 2017 for biomass co-firing by changing a number of the coal with pellet based mostly gasoline at NTPC Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.

The test-firing was carried out in 4 phases, with gradual improve in share of firing from 2.5 p.c to 10 p.c together with coal. Until date, the corporate has fired greater than 7,000 tonne of agro residue pellets.

Taking a look at its success, NTPC now plans to copy the mannequin in its 17 vegetation.

“The corporate is assured that co-firing will assist create giant scale rural employment alternatives in processing in addition to provide chain for biomass. The facility producer will give desire to bids from suppliers from Punjab and Haryana.”

As per estimates, about 145 MTPA of crop residue stays unutilised and most of it’s burnt in India within the open fields, creating extreme air air pollution that results in well being points.

Open burning of agro residue is taken into account a serious contributor to the surge in PM 2.5 in northern India within the post-harvesting season, NTPC mentioned.

First Revealed on Sep 27, 2020 08:14 pm


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