SAMARTH, the National Mission on Use of Biomass in Thermal Power Plants, and the National Power Training Institute (NPTI) have jointly organised the National Conference on Biomass, themed “3P – Pellet to Power to Prosperity”. The Biomass Co-firing Policy is a critical step towards meeting India’s renewable energy targets and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. Taking into consideration 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 42 thermal power stations, and this volume is expected to increase further in the coming months. In addition, NTPC Dadri was identified as a pilot project for the implementation of co-firing of pellets with coal. NTPC Dadri was the first thermal power plant in India to achieve 5-10 per cent biomass co-firing.