NTPC achieves 20% torrefied biomass co-firing in Uttar Pradesh

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Indian state-owned power utility NTPC said it has achieved 20% torrefied biomass co-firing at its Tanda thermal plant in Uttar Pradesh.
On 9 May, a company statement said it had established co-firing of 7-10% non-torrefied biomass with coal at NTPC Dadri.
It added that, to achieve a higher percentage of biomass co-firing without significant modifications, NTPC's Energy Transition and Policy Research Division had explored the potential of torrefied biomass.
According to the statement, this initiative is a first-of-its-kind in India's power sector.
NTPC's focus upon decarbonisation will see it explore biomass co-firing in both existing and new coal power plants, the company went on to say.
Every percentage of biomass co-firing can reduce carbon emissions by approximately the same percentage, it added.
Biomass co-firing also mitigates air pollution produced by burning agricultural stubble, concluded NTPC.

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