Department of Power, GoI has mandated all coal power plants to adopt Biomass as a fuel for power
generation(5%-10% of overall power generation) from the year 2023. Power plants find it difficult to source
biomass as there is a significant shortage of biomass and the technology to efficiently derive biomass from
agriculture is still in its nascent stages of development.
Agricultural waste post harvesting needs to be processed into pellets, which can be fed into the power plants
for power generation. Lack of efficient infrastructure/technology to mass produce biomass suitable for power
plants has created a huge supply demand gap leading to increase in the cost of biomass. Power plant managers
also face challenges in identifying right fuel types, logistics & predictability of costs (sourcing raw
- biomass) making the adoption to biomass difficult.
Thermal power plants are looking for an integrated supply chain optimisation solution with efficient
processing plants that shall enable the adoption of biomass to meet the government norms & create a
impact in reducing greenhouse gas emission and carbon footprint.