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NTPC Gives Nod To Green Coal Plant In UP

The power generation company has commissioned a commercial torrefied coal production plant at Varanasi

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The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned a commercial green coal project at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, this project will make torrefied charcoal from municipal waste. 

The company, through the official statement, has informed that NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVNL) has awarded the project on an engineering procurement construction basis to Macawber Beekay. The first reactor module of 200 tonnes per day (TPD) capacity green coal plant was installed and commissioned for NTPC’s Harit Koyla (Green Coal) Pariyojna plant at Ramana in Varanasi.

The plant’s total capacity after the installation of all three modules will be 600 TPD of waste handling capacity. It may be noted that Torrefied charcoal or green coal can be successfully blended with fuel in thermal power plants to produce electricity.

The process is not just sustainable, but also environment-friendly. There is no burning of the waste and hence no harmful emissions.