CSIR-CIMFR sign deal for coal quality analysis

  Centre Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding here with coal supplying companies and power utilities for quality analysis of coal being supplied to power utilities by coal companies. The MoU was signed in presence of Dr.Harshvardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy. The collaboration will enhance energy efficient use of coal by power sector.
Emphasising the importance of maintaining coal quality, Goyal said, “In last two years, by and large we have seen a significant improvement in the quality of coal that is being supplied to the consumers. In fact, NTPC has reported a reduction of nearly 20 per cent in the cost of coal, largely by reducing the imports of coal and equally importantthe quality of coal, that is supplied by the coal companies.” The Minister also informed that coal controller of India has started the process of revisiting the coal grades of each coal mine and 22 mines have been verified till date.
As a part of this MoU, CSIR-CIMFR would make use of its knowledge based support in maintaining the quality of coal at national level for the entire power sector. It is estimated that about 300 million metric tonnes of coal samples would be analysed for quality per year. The contract value of the project is around ` 250 crore per annum at minimum. It is also expected that this project will result in improvement in performance of power plants besides leveraging benefits to the consumer in particular and society as a whole. The endeavour would help the nation in sustainable energy supply and security planning for future as it may reduce import of thermal coal.

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CSIR-CIMFR sign deal for coal quality analysis

  Centre Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding here with coal supplying companies and power utilities for quality analysis of coal being supplied to power utilities by coal companies. The MoU was signed in presence of Dr.Harshvardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy. The collaboration will enhance energy efficient use of coal by power sector.
Emphasising the importance of maintaining coal quality, Goyal said, “In last two years, by and large we have seen a significant improvement in the quality of coal that is being supplied to the consumers. In fact, NTPC has reported a reduction of nearly 20 per cent in the cost of coal, largely by reducing the imports of coal and equally importantthe quality of coal, that is supplied by the coal companies.” The Minister also informed that coal controller of India has started the process of revisiting the coal grades of each coal mine and 22 mines have been verified till date.
As a part of this MoU, CSIR-CIMFR would make use of its knowledge based support in maintaining the quality of coal at national level for the entire power sector. It is estimated that about 300 million metric tonnes of coal samples would be analysed for quality per year. The contract value of the project is around ` 250 crore per annum at minimum. It is also expected that this project will result in improvement in performance of power plants besides leveraging benefits to the consumer in particular and society as a whole. The endeavour would help the nation in sustainable energy supply and security planning for future as it may reduce import of thermal coal.

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