Green coal plant coming up in NoidaGreen coal plant coming up in Noida

Virendra Singh Rawat

In a significant stride to meet rising electricity demand and to make the state self-reliant in energy, the Yogi Adityanath government is facilitating the setting up of a green coal project in Uttar Pradesh.

A plant with a capacity of processing 900 tonnes per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW) for generating power is being set up in Noida.

The project being set up by Macawber Beekay Private Limited (MBL) is India’s largest green coal project.

The plant is expected to produce 200 tonnes of green coal and 1,000 megawatt (MW) of electricity daily.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the project for its role in supporting the flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, ensuring uninterrupted power supply, and achieving the dream of a self-reliant India.

Four years back, NTPC Limited had planned to make torrefied charcoal (green coal) from municipal waste.

Subsequently, its subsidiary NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited awarded the project to MBL on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) basis.

Meanwhile, Gautam Gupta, Joint Managing Director of MBL, highlighted the project as a key example of the Make in India initiative.

“We will establish the largest waste-to-green coal plant in Greater Noida with a capacity of 900 TPD. Our company has developed a leading solution to convert municipal solid waste into environmentally friendly green coal,” he said.

The indigenously developed technology transforms waste into a viable alternative to fossil fuels, addressing waste management challenges and revolutionizing energy production.

The environmental benefits include carbon neutrality and economic gains. Using a kilogram of green coal as solid fuel in place of fossil coal can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about two kilograms per kilogram of fossil coal.

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