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NTPC selects Carbon Clean and Green Power International to set up carbon capture plant in India

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Carbon Clean, a leader in cost-effective carbon dioxide capture and separation technology, has announced today that it has been selected, along with Green Power International, an independent renewable energy developer, to design and build a carbon capture plant with NTPC. When operational, the plant will capture 20 tpd of carbon dioxide (CO2).

NETRA, the R&D wing of NTPC, is setting up a CO2 to methanol demonstration plant at NTPC Vindhyachal, India. Carbon Clean’s technology will be used to capture 20 tpd of CO2. The carbon capture solution will be installed in the plant’s flue gas stack and capture CO2 as it is emitted from the coal-fired boiler. Carbon Clean will work closely with Green Power International Private Ltd (GPIPL), who won the contract from NTPC.

Fossil fired power plants are considered bulk emitters of CO2, a primary greenhouse gas. NTPC, India’s largest power utility provider, has embarked on a path to capture CO2 from waste flue gas and convert it into valuable products such as liquid fuel, organic and inorganic chemicals, among others.

NTPC is already engaged in various carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) projects, implementing technology that not only captures carbon but converts it into a valuable resource. The latest project with Carbon Clean is an example of how NTPC is positively contributing to the circular carbon economy.

Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean, said: “This partnership is a perfect fusion of Carbon Clean’s low-cost capture technology and Green Power and NTPC’s deep industry knowledge. India has been a primary market for Carbon Clean since our formation. We are excited to have won another contract that will contribute to India’s reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by expanding the country’s circular carbon economy.”

Varun Puri, Managing Director of GPIPL, added: “We are delighted to have won our first carbon capture contract. Together with NTPC’s drive for cleaner power and Carbon Clean’s proven and reliable technology, we are confident of bringing about a positive change to the environment. Climate change is a global reality, and we, with pride, will contribute to mitigating it by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions through this project.”

Abhinav Arora, Vice President Sales and Marketing of GPIPL, concluded: “India emits more than 3 GT of CO2 and is in the world’s top five greenhouse gas emitters. It gives us a lot of pride and satisfaction to be decarbonising the coal-based economy contributing to India’s commitment to COP21 for reducing GHG emissions.”

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