NTPC plans to start biomass co-firing across all its coal-based thermal power stations. It plans to burn biomass like scrap lumber, forest debris, crop residue, manure and some types of waste residues along with coal to generate electricity. It will soon float a tender for the procurement of biomass pellets and torrefied biomass pellets/briquettes. In a separate development, NTPC will also sign an MoU with the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for processing 1,000 tonnes of garbage per day by setting up a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant at its 656 MW Kawas gas-based power plant in Hazira, Gujarat. SMC will supply the refused derived fuel waste to NTPC by segregating the combustible portion from the municipal solid waste that will be incinerated in the WtE plant for electricity generation.