The coal ministry reviewed the progress made in operational activities of Talcher Fertilizers Limited and asked it to expedite the coal gasification project.
Talcher Fertilizers Limited is a joint venture between GAIL India Limited, Coal India Limited, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited and Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL). The coal gasification-based ammonia-urea project, a first of its kind in the country, would have a design capacity of 2,200 tonnes per day of ammonia and 3,850 tonnes per day of urea. The state-of-the-art plant at Odisha will produce 100 tonne per day of sulphur flakes as a saleable by-product. The plant will produce 2.38 million tonne cubic metres per day of natural gas equivalent synthesis gas from coal.