BHEL manufactures first indigenous SCR catalysts for Yadadri power station to reduce NOx emissions

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has manufactured India’s first set of catalysts for selective catalyst reactors (SCR) for limiting NOx emissions from thermal power plants.

Notably, these catalysts were hitherto being imported and this is a significant milestone under the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. BHEL has set up a state-of-the-art SCR catalyst manufacturing facility at its solar business division unit to cater to NOx abatement in thermal power stations (TPS). Recognising the long-term severe effects of NOx and in consideration of the Ministry of Environment and Forest’s notification, Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited had placed an order for SCRs for 5×800 MW Yadadri TPS, Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited for 1×660 MW Bhusawal TPS, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited for 1×660 MW Sagardighi TPS and National Aluminium Company Limited for 1×18.5 MW Damanjodi TPS.