Public sector power giant NTPC Ltd has joined hands with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to utilize the sludge produced in the sewage treatment plants in the capital to produce power which will reduce the carbon footprint.
The torrefied waste sludge was fired from NTPC’s unit 4 Boiler at Dadri. This green technological solution is an innovative way to convert sludge from the sewage treatment plants into energy via environment friendly means to reduce CO2 emissions.
In Delhi NCR alone, Sewage Treatment Plants produce up to 800 metric tonnes of sludge every day. The disposal of this sludge is a major challenge as it contributes towards environmental pollution.
It also poses a major threat to the health of the people residing around the area. Firing sludge in the boiler will reduce net CO2 emission, and water and land pollution and will pave the way to utilize the waste and convert it to energy in an environment friendly manner.
NTPC is taking various steps to make its energy portfolio greener and plans to have 60 GW capacity through Renewable Energy sources by 2032.