State-run energy large NTPC has invited bids from the nation’s startups for the manufacturing of torrefied biomass pellets. Through its analysis and growth wing NETRA, the NTPC intends to present a platform to startups to allow them develop a sophisticated know-how for producing torrefied biomass pellets which might be well-suited for decentralised small-scale customers.
The deadline for the submission of the proposals titled ‘torrefied pellet manufacturing plant for agri-waste‘ is May 19, 2022, NTPC stated in an announcement. The transfer is predicted to reinforce NTPC’s dedication in the direction of growing the biomass ecosystem within the nation, and can present a singular platform for the Indian startups to fulfill the prime minister’s imaginative and prescient of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and in addition contribute in the direction of the bold ‘make in India’ motion, the corporate stated.
India produces round 230 MMTA of biomass that’s both wasted or burnt. Biomass co-firing (utilizing biomass as supplementary gasoline to cut back using coal) in energy vegetation has proved to be a significant answer to this menace, thereby decreasing carbon footprints within the atmosphere.
Till now, the main target has been centred on non-torrefied biomass pellets. However for bulk utilisation of biomass, torrefied biomass pellet manufacturing wants to be given significance, as torrefied biomass pellet has extra vitality density, and its traits are nearer to coal. Further, torrefied biomass pellets will cut back common transportation prices.
Currently, the know-how for torrefied pellets remains to be within the nascent stage of growth.
The Union energy ministry has arrange the nationwide mission for using biomass in thermal energy vegetation (Mission SAMARTH), and mandated 5-10 per cent co-firing of biomass in all coal-fired thermal energy vegetation within the nation.
In the Union Budget 2022-23, the biomass co-firing in energy vegetation has been recognised as an essential instrument for carbon discount and revenue technology for farmers.