NTPC Limited has captured its first carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas stream of 500 MW coal-based power plant (Unit-13) at Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (VSTPS).
This plant is designed to capture 20 tonnes of CO2 every day. This initiative shall pave the way for scaling up CO2 capture technology and greening the coal power generation. At the same location, NTPC is also setting up green hydrogen generation plant which will use proton exchange membrane electrolysers to produce 2 tonnes per day of hydrogen. Subsequently, 20 tonnes per day of captured CO2 and 2 tons per day of hydrogen shall be utilised to produce 10 tonnes per day of green methanol through a heterogeneous catalytic process. The integrated CO2 to methanol project has been conceived, designed, engineered and awarded by the research and development wing of NTPC i.e NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA) and executed by VSTPS Green Chemical Department in coordination with NETRA.