SAMARTH with NTPC organizes a workshop on the use of biomass in thermal power plants

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Chandīgarh: The National Mission on the Use of Biomass in Thermal Power Plants (SAMARTH) collaborated with NTPC and organized a one-day workshop in Chandigarh, on the ex-situ use of agricultural residues for co-combustion in power plants thermal.

Dr MM Kutty, Chairman of the Air Quality Management Commission, opened the workshop with Shri Ramesh Babu, Director (Operations), NTPC Ltd., Sh Arvind Nautiyal, Member-Secretary (CAQM), Sh. S. Narayanan, Member Secretary (Haryana State Pollution Control Board), Sh. Krunesh Garg, Member Secretary (Punjab Pollution Control Board), Shri Sudip Nag (Mission Manager, National Mission on Utilization of Biomass in Thermal Power Plants and Executive Director, NTPC Ltd) and senior officials from Punjab and Haryana.

Government, Ministries, CAQM, MoEFCC, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, MNRE, Department of Environment and Climate Change-Punjab, Department of Energy-Punjab, Department of Agriculture-Punjab , Department of Science and Technology-Punjab, Department of Environment and Climate Change-Haryana, Ministry of Agriculture-Haryana, Ministry of Energy-Haryana, SAMARTH Mission, NTPC Ltd, all GENCOs in the region NCR, financial institutions, pellet manufacturers, contractors, industry associations, OEMs, agricultural universities, KVK, FPO, CBBOs and farmer organizations participated in the workshop.

The objective of the one-day workshop was to promote and facilitate the ex-situ use of agricultural residues in various applications, with emphasis on the development of an ecosystem for aggregation, transport, the manufacture, supply and co-combustion of biomass in thermal power plants. The workshop was organized in an area where there is a lot of potential and to discuss with relevant stakeholders to address issues related to the expansion of biomass aggregation and pellet manufacturing.

The workshop began with a welcome note from Shri Sudip Nag (Mission Director, National Mission on Biomass Utilization in Thermal Power Plants and Executive Director, NTPC Ltd) outlining the importance of biomass in achieving security energy of India.

Shri Ramesh Babu, Director (Operations), NTPC Ltd. Highlighted the potential of biomass as an untapped resource, additional source of income, high demand and supportive government. Strategies. He also informed about the various initiatives taken by NTPC for the use of biomass in TPPs and mentioned that 14 NTPC plants have already started co-firing and about 77,000 tons of biomass have been co-firing up to this day.

Dr. MM Kutty, President, CAQM, spoke about the burning issue of air pollution, especially in the NCR region, and the challenges. He explained the different possible uses of biomass, the national crop residue management policy, the central system of agricultural mechanization, the policy for the use of biomass for the production of electricity by co-combustion in thermal power plants and also explained how the agricultural sector can step forward and help control pollution by converting waste stubble into wealth by applying science and technology solutions. 09 number of exhibition stands were also set up in the workshop venue to demonstrate different technical and financial aspects by contractors, financial institutions, OEMs and SAMARTH mission. The exhibition stands were well appreciated by all senior officials present in the workshop.

With over 250 registered participants from Government, Ministries, CAQM, MoEFCC, MoA&FW, MNRE, Senior Officials from Punjab & Haryana, NTPC Ltd, all GENCOs in the NCR region, d financial institutions, pellet manufacturers, contractors, industry associations, equipment manufacturers, Agricultural universities, KVKs, FPOs, CBBOs and farmer organizations, the workshop on the ex-situ use of agricultural residues in thermal power plants on July 14, 2022, was one of the largest bioenergy gatherings ever. Many budding businesses/entrepreneurs/farmers came to the workshop to understand and explore new business opportunities.

The workshop not only addressed the issue of stubble burning but also provided an ideal platform for all stakeholders to share their knowledge and experience for the targeted use of agricultural residues and income potential.

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