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G20 India Presidency meeting explores CCUS technologies for the clean energy transition.
NTPC recently hosted an international seminar on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) during the First Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) meeting under the G20 India presidency in Bengaluru. Shri R.K. Singh, the Hon'ble Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, visited the venue of the seminar and discussed the initiatives taken by NTPC.
During the event, Dr. V.K. Saraswat (Member NITI Aayog), Shri Alok Kumar (Secretary Power, Govt. of India), Shri Gurdeep Singh (CMD, NTPC Ltd), and Shri Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya (Director Project, NTPC Ltd) highlighted the importance of CCUS technologies in driving the clean energy transition and achieving net-zero goals. They also outlined several crucial CO2 emission mitigation measures and green initiatives led by India.
More than 200 dignitaries, speakers, panelists, and delegates from various countries attended the seminar, sharing their knowledge and learnings related to CCUS. A study, "Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) - Technology Gaps and International Collaboration," commissioned under the G20 India Presidency, was unveiled during the event.
A 3D model of NTPC's flagship project on flue gas CO2 to methanol synthesis was also showcased. The plant aims to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil-based power plants by capturing and converting the CO2 into useful hydrocarbons, such as methanol. The project demonstrates the potential for innovative solutions to lower the environmental impact of power generation.
The seminar is expected to create new opportunities for low-carbon downstream industries and academia to collaborate. By promoting knowledge sharing and cooperation in the development of CCUS technologies, the event contributed to the broader conversation around clean energy and climate goals. As nations worldwide strive to achieve net-zero emissions, events like this seminar emphasize the importance of international collaboration and technological innovation.