NTPC conference towards curbing air pollution and clean cities

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By Sarkaritel May 7, 2018 19:34


India has some of the highest levels of outdoor air pollution in the world. Multiple air pollution sources present a significant health burden. Open burning of biomass has been identified as one of the major cause of poor air quality in Northern India, especially in and around Delhi.

In its effort to curb air pollution, the power major, NTPC had invited tender for procurement of agro residue based biomass pellets. NTPC has been successful in obtaining the commitment for receiving approximately 200 metric tonnes per day of agro residue based fuel at NTPC Dadri. It will generate approximately 150 MU of renewable electricity annually.

To scale up the solution, agro residue based pellets manufacturing capacity needs to be expanded which requires policies to attract investment, sorting out the issues regarding agro residue collection in short duration, its storage infrastructure, financing to entrepreneurs and tariff related issues.

Waste management is another challenging task in India, effective disposal of waste with adequate environmental measures is need of the hour.  Most of the proven and commercial technologies are imported and need to be customized to suit Indian conditions. Many initiatives are being taken in Waste to Energy Plants for emission control through zero discharge technologies ensuring no odour in surroundings for acceptance of neighborhood communities.

NTPC is actively working to find out the solution for these issues and is organising a two day conference on “Agro Residue and Municipal Solid Waste to Power: Challenges and Way Ahead for India” to deliberate these issues amongst policy makers, pellets manufacturers, regulators, financiers and power professionals, waste to energy experts and companies in the field of waste to energy.

The conference is being inaugurated by Shri R. K. Singh, MoS (IC)-Power and New and Renewable Energy.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel May 7, 2018 19:34