Reduction in Carbon Footprints.

 Government of India has taken several initiatives to improve the efficiency of coal based power plants and to reduce its carbon footprint. All new, large coal-based generating stations have been mandated to use the highly efficient supercritical technology.

Renovation and Modernization (R&M) and Life Extension (LE) of existing old power stations is being undertaken in a phased manner. About 144 old thermal stations have been assigned mandatory targets for improving energy efficiency. Coal beneficiation has been made mandatory. Introduction of ultra-supercritical technology, as and when commercially available is part of future policy. Besides, stringent emission standards being contemplated for thermal plants would significantly reduce emissions.

To promote cleaner and alternate use of coal, CIL is pursuing initiatives for setting up plants for gasification of coal and its further processing into downstream chemicals. In this direction, CIL has formed a JV company along with RCF, GAIL and FCIL namely; Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL) to set up a coal based Ammonia-Urea plant at Talcher, Odisha, through Surface Coal Gasification route.

The current status of coal production of ‘ongoing projects’ of CIL is as follow:

Subsidiary

Total ongoing Projects

Total Sanctioned Capacity

(MTY)

Coal Production till Feb’2018

(MT)

ECL

12

22.92

13.85

BCCL

5

12.95

2.53

CCL

15

57.72

17.30

NCL

4

65.00

50.80

WCL

26

45.16

15.42

SECL

34

203.24

75.13

MCL

16

167.83

71.22

NEC

4

1.20

0.00

Total CIL

116

576.02

246.25

 

Sector wise coal supply from CIL during 2017-18 (upto Feb’18) is as under:

                                                                                                                       (in Million tonnes)

Sectors

Actual Dispatch 2017-18 (up to Feb’18) (Provisional)

Power

411.30

Fertilizer

1.76

Steel

2.67

CPP

33.43

Cement

3.25

Sponge Iron

5.56

Others

67.11

Total

525.09

 

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in  Lok  Sabha today.

Energy efficiency | News published on 22/03/2018 by Rashmi Nargundkar

 
 
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