SAMARTH and NPTI organise national conference on biomass to promote use of biomass pellets

The Ministry of Power organised a national conference on biomass, themed “3P – Pellet to Power to Prosperity” under the aegis of National Mission on Use of Biomass in Thermal Power Plants (SAMARTH), and National Power Training Institute (NPTI).

The conference was aimed at fostering an enabling environment to boost co-firing of biomass pellets in thermal power plants in India as well as to provide a common platform for all the stakeholders in the field to share their knowledge and experience, to strengthen the biomass supply ecosystem. During the conference, it was highlighted that biomass co-firing policy is a critical step towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. In view of the benefits of biomass co-firing, the government is putting in concerted efforts to boost the biomass pellet-manufacturing sector. So far, around 100,000 mt of biomass has been co-fired in more than 41 thermal power stations, and this volume is expected to increase further in the coming months.