Pellets mandated for inclusion in some of India’s coal-fired plants
October 14, 2021
By Canadian Biomass
The use of biomass pellets is being mandated in some of India’s coal-fired thermal power plants as a means of reducing air pollution. It will be mandatory for five per cent biomass pellets to be blended with coal.
The policy is to be enacted in October 2022. The percentage of biomass is to increase to seven per cent within two years with respect to two categories of power plants.
Northern Indian farmers have traditionally burned off large amounts of straw and paddy stalks in winter to ready the ground for planting. The process has triggered significant amounts of air pollution over the northern part of the country.
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