UK-based carbon capture organisation Carbon Clean has begun capturing carbon from NTPC’s power plant in India, with a view to converting it to methanol and reducing the facility's environmental impact. 

The project is taking place at NTPC’s 500MW coal-fired power plant (Unit-13) at Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station, in Madhya Pradesh, India, in collaboration with Green Power International.

The organisations are expected to use a modified tertiary amine to capture CO2 from the flue gas that the power plant produces, capturing a total of 20 tonnes of CO2 per day. The carbon captured will then be combined with hydrogen to produce 10 tonnes of methanol a day, through a catalytic hydrogenation process.

“We are thrilled to see our technology begin to capture carbon from NTPC’s plant and look forward to seeing how the CO2-to-methanol project develops in the future," said Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean. "This project demonstrates how carbon...