Use of Biomass for Co-firing in Thermal Power Plants

NLCIL is continuously embracing new generation innovations & technologies to contribute in reducing carbon footprint in line with the India’s COP 26 & COP 27 commitments towards Net Zero by 2070.

Use of Biomass for Co-firing in Thermal Power Plants

New Delhi: NLC India Limited (NLCIL) (A 'Navaratna' Govt of India Enterprise) places a strong emphasis on conducting operations in an Environmentally Sustainable and Socially responsible manner. NLCIL is committed to uphold Environmental and Social responsibilities throughout its operations.

NLCIL is continuously embracing new generation innovations & technologies to contribute in reducing carbon footprint in line with the India’s COP 26 & COP 27 commitments towards Net Zero by 2070.

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To promote use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants, Ministry of Power (MoP) had issued policies on Biomass utilization in thermal power plants and mandated to blend 5 % to 7% biomass with coal. In compliance to that, NLCIL has initiated the Implementation of Biomass Co-firing in its Lignite-fired Thermal Power Station, Rajasthan and Coal-fired Thermal Power Station, in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

As a step forward to spread awareness, under the aegis of Mission SAMARTH (Ministry of Power, GoI), NLCIL is hosting a “Regional Level One Day Workshop on Use of Biomass for Co-firing in Thermal Power Plants” on 28.10.2023 bringing together all the stakeholders like Field Experts, Statutory Authorities, Professionals, Farmers, Biomass Pellet Manufacturers, Biomass Equipment Manufacturers, GENCOs, Academicians, Research Institutions, National Power Training Institute and Organizations from Southern States (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala).  

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The Workshop welcomes delegates from all Southern States aiming to bolster collaboration, cooperation and information sharing among the Stakeholders.

Shri Sudip Nag, Director Mission SAMARTH, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer (JCEE), TNPCB along with CMD & Functional Directors of NLCIL will inaugurate the event, setting the stage for One Day intense discussions and knowledge exchange. 

During the workshop, eminent speakers will engage participants in thematic/hands-on training sessions with topics including 

  • Biomass Resource Assessment, densification & transport - supply chain Management 
  • Sustainability aspects of Biomass production & utilization including Rural Development and Financial support schemes 
  • Issues in Pelleting, Torrefaction of Pellets and Scaling up to meet the Industrial needs 
  • Technical & Safety aspects in Biomass Co-firing with Coal in pulverized Coal fired Boilers 
  • To assess the impact of Biomass co-firing on post Combustion process including FGD operation
  • Designated Labs & Certification bodies for testing of Agro-based biomass pellets, 
  • Economics of Biomass co-firing, Impact in critical parameters and regulatory issues in Biomass co-firing
  • Biomass co-firing impact on Human Health and Animal Food-related issues.
  • In this context, NLCIL has rolled-out the Workshop Brochure & Invitations to all stakeholders and requested for participation / technical papers presentation by 20.10.2023.

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