International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Renewable and Sustainable Energy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Frequently Asked Questions on Biomass Co-Firing

Pankaj Kumar Gupta [2] | Dipankar Halder | Ashwini Kumar Verma

Abstract: NTPC took blue sky initiative of biomass co-firing in coal fired power plant in year 2017 to solve the issue of stubble burning by farmers while mitigating CO2 emission from coal fired power plant by partial substitution of coal with carbon neutral biomass pellets. This will create a large-scale market for agricultural residue in power sector to enable farmers to start selling it rather than burning. In May 2021, Govt. of India launched National Biomass Mission for expansion of biomass co-firing across country. Nevertheless, still many myths are associated with biomass co-firing which kept on hovering in the minds of masses which remains an inhibiting factor so far. This paper aims at bringing clarity among different stakeholders and instills a sense of confidence among them for nationwide promotion and adoption of biomass co-firing.

Keywords: biomass co-firing, carbon neutral, pellet, torrefied, stubble burning, ex-situ, air pollution, energy transition, renewable, smog, biomass, agricultural residue, paddy straw

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 266 - 272

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