Biomass co-firing-The Hindu-06-10-2022

IN Background:
The government had launched the SAMARTH Mission i.e., National Mission on Use of Biomass in coal
based thermal Power Plants.
While till FY 2020-21, only 8 power plants had co-fired biomass pellets, the corresponding
the number has increased to 39 as on date.
Co-firing biomass consists of burning biomass in coal-fired power plants along with coal.
Three different concepts for co-firing i.e, Direct co-firing, Indirect co-firing, Parallel co-firing
Advantages: lower capital costs, higher efficiency, increased economies of scale.
Lower electricity costs due to the larger size and superior performance of conventional coal
power plants.

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