NTPC and Chempolis India to collaborate on a feasibility study for a bamboo-based biorefinery at Bongaigaon

NTPC Limited and Chempolis India have signed a non-binding MoU to explore the feasibility of setting up a bamboo-based biorefinery in Bongaigaon, Assam. NTPC will work with Chempolis to conduct the feasibility study for the project, which will utilise bamboo for the production of 2G ethanol, biocoal for thermal power plants and other value-added products. The biorefinery is planned as an integration project with NTPC’s Bongaigaon power plant, where all utility requirements such as steam and power will be supplied from the power plant and the biocoal produced by the biorefinery will partly replace coal in the power plant, effectively converting 5 per cent of the generation to green energy.