NTPC invites Expression of Interest to produce torrefied biomass pellets from Indian startups
NTPC Ltd has invited Expression of Interest to produce torrefied biomass pellets from Indian startups. It intends to provide a platform to Indian startups to enable them to develop advanced technology for producing torrefied biomass pellets that are well-suited for decentralized small-scale users. The last date of submission of proposals is 19th of May.
India produces an estimated 230 Million Metric Tonnes per annum, MMTA of biomass that is either wasted or burnt. Biomass co-firing in power plants has proven to be a major solution to cater to this menace thereby reducing carbon footprint in the environment. NTPC has been the pioneer in co-firing Biomass in its coal-fired power plants.
Till now, the focus has been centred mainly on non-torrefied biomass pellets. However, torrefied biomass pellets have more energy density, and its characteristics are closer to coal.