NTPC partners with Greater Noida Authority to source fuel from municipal waste

New Delhi: The state-owned NTPC Ltd has signed an agreement with the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) for the supply of combustible parts of municipal solid waste, also known as “rejected derivative fuel”.

“In accordance with the MoU, GNIDA will supply 20 tonnes per day (TPD) of Denied Derivative Fuel (RFD) to NTPC for a period of ten years,” NTPC said in a statement.

“The rejected derivative fuel (RDF) will be fed into the Oxy-Steam gasification plant to produce syngas which, after cleaning, will be pulled into a gas engine to generate 400 KW of green energy. In the second stage of the project, the syngas will be upgraded to produce liquid fuel / methanol / hydrogen-H2, “the statement added.

This comes against the backdrop of NTPC, the backbone of India’s largest power generation company to green energy. NTPC Group posted a net profit of $ 1.85 billion in fiscal year 21. It also set a target of 10% reduction in net energy intensity.

“This initiative will help NTPC demonstrate environmentally friendly technology to produce green energy and chemicals from RDF and is planned under the theme of” NETRA Green Campus “where the campus will have green energy. 24 * 7 from photovoltaic solar panels, battery storage, H2 and RDF, “the statement read.

NTPC has an installed capacity of approximately 67.90 gigawatts (GW) in 70 power projects, with 13.6 GW under construction. It has set an ambitious target of 60 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2032 out of the existing 4.7 GW. NTPC has won 4.32 GW of renewable energy deals since last fiscal year. He plans to invest ??1 trillion between 2019 and 2024 to become an electricity producer of 130 GW by 2032.

NTPC REL also signed a pact with the Union Territory of Ladakh for a green hydrogen mobility project, with the company and NVVN jointly executing the project. NTPC also plans to partner with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, the country’s quasi-sovereign fund, and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation to acquire and develop green energy assets, including offshore wind projects.

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Melissa C. Keyes