Central Electricity Authority writes to all states and concerned authorities to use 5-10% blend of biomass pellets
GN Bureau | February 9, 2018
Minister of state (IC) for power, Raj Kumar Singh said the power ministry has issued a policy to use 5-10 percent of biomass pellets along with coal for power generation in thermal power plants.
Singh was replying to a query on the progress on mixing crop residue pellets with coal for power generation in Lok Sabha.
He said that to promote use of the biomass pellets, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has written to all central/state utilities, state governments, power equipment manufacturers that all fluidised bed and pulverised coal units of power generating utilities (coal based thermal power plants), public or private located in India except those having ball and tube mill, shall use 5-10 percent blend of biomass pellets made, primarily, of agro residue along with coal after assessing the technical feasibility.
NTPC has invited tenders for procurement of 500 TPD (tonnes per day) agro residue based biomass pellets and 500 TPD of agro residue based torrefied biomass pellets for power generation at NTPC Dadri Project, to be supplied over a period of two years, the minister said.
In a first, the Department of Home Science, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidayalam (Women’s University) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, recently organized an international webinar on “Nutrition and Immune System Support during COVID-19 Pandemic”. Speakers included eminent national and internationa
Even as Unlock enters the second phase, the number of Covid-19 infections continues to rise to record levels and India remains No 4 in the worldwide list, yet there is glimmer of hope: its recovery rate is also rising in tandem. There are 1,27,864 recovered cases more than the active Covid-1
A long-debated idea is finally coming to fruition as the Indian railways has decided to join hands with the private sector, in running some train services to begin with. The ministry of railways has invited ‘request for qualifications’ (RFQ) for private participation for operatio
Democracy in India is now taken for a fact, with an unstated assumption that all our institutions are democratic and hence often our successes and more often failures are attributed to ‘democracy’. However, a key frontier where democracy remains a challenge is that of local governments and that
India, facing China’s aggressiveness at border, has banned 59 smartphone apps, including TikTok, as they were indulging in activities harmful to India’s sovereignty and integrity. The reason cited was: “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which [
The launch of India’s first human space mission, ‘Gaganyaan’, will not be affected by Covid-19 and preparations are going on in the right direction even amid the pandemic. This was disclosed by minister of state (independent charge) development of north eastern region (DoNE