Orissa to have Rs 90,000 cr coal-to-liquid projects
Jindal Synfuels (JSFL), a JSPL group company plans to set up a coal to liquid (CTL) plant with a capacity of 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) equivalent of key oil products such as diesel, naphtha and LPG while Tata Steel in joint venture with South Africa based Sasol Synfuels will set up a 3.6-million-tonne per annum Coal to Liquid (CTL) plant in Orissa. These two CTL plants, at an estimated cost of Rs 90,000 crore, are expected to come up by 2016 and they are the first of their kind in the country.
Both the mega projects envisage adoption of state-of-the-art clean coal technology so that the carbon footprint will be drastically lower. The coal to liquid overall process consists of coal gasification, liquefaction and product up-gradation. The company said that emissions, effluents and solid waste of the project will be much below the stipulated statutory limits. The project will envisage CO2 capture/storage and sequestration in nearby underground geological formations and aquifers.
Contact: Jindal Steel and Power Tel: +91 11 26188340-50 Web: www.jindalsteelpower.com