Cabinet approves financial support to BHEL for R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical Technology
Cabinet approves financial support to BHEL for R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical Technology [Economy, Prelims]
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a proposal of R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plant with an estimated cost of Rs.1554 crore.
The project for development of AUSC Technology for Thermal Power Plants envisages reduced coal consumption as well as Carbon Di-Oxide (CO2) emission.
The project will enable Indian industries to design, manufacture and commission higher efficiency coal fired power plants with indigenously developed technology and manufacturing processes.
This will be the first time large power plant equipment will be manufactured with advanced technologies, but without any Technological Collaboration/ Licensing Agreement with foreign companies.
The proposed technology is still in research stage in all countries working on it.
Power generation from coal contributes to about 38% of CO2 pollution in the atmosphere. 20% reduction in CO2 emission at source combined with 20% saving in coal consumption compared to a sub-critical plant and by about 11% compared to a supercritical plant are the primary reasons justifying this project.
Use of it, will ensure energy security for country for a longer period.