NTPC’s National Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA) and Engineers India Ltd (EIL) have taken a significant step in India’s quest for sustainable energy and carbon reduction.
These two powerhouses have recently signed a memorandum of association (MoA) to collaborate in the domains of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and the development of green fuels, including green hydrogen and green ammonia.
NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated power utility, plays a pivotal role in meeting a substantial portion of the country’s power requirements. With a remarkable installed capacity exceeding 73 GW, encompassing various power generation methods, including thermal, hydro, solar, and wind, NTPC Group is determined to achieve 60 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2032. This ambitious target reflects their dedication to cleaner and greener energy solutions.
NTPC has set its sights on multiple decarbonization initiatives, encompassing an array of sustainable energy solutions. Their commitment to hydrogen blending, carbon capture, and fuel cell buses demonstrates a holistic approach to address the environmental challenges posed by the energy sector. With their massive infrastructure and widespread influence, NTPC is positioned to drive change and innovation in the Indian energy landscape.
One of the focal points of this collaboration is carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS). This technology is a game-changer in the fight against climate change, as it allows for the capture of carbon dioxide emissions from various sources, preventing them from entering the atmosphere. These captured emissions can then be utilized in various industrial processes, reducing the overall carbon footprint.
Another exciting dimension of this partnership is the development of green fuels, specifically green hydrogen and green ammonia. Green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy sources like wind and solar, is a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional hydrogen production methods. It holds the potential to revolutionize multiple industries, from transportation to power generation.
Green ammonia, similarly, is emerging as a vital player in the green energy revolution. It can serve as a clean energy carrier and a feedstock for various industrial applications, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.