India is keen to collaborate with the US department of energy to source technology for coal gasification to tap into the country’s large reserves, improve its fuel efficiency and reduce dependence on imports.
As part of the agreement, the US National Carbon Capture Center will offer knowledge sharing by its world-class neutral test centre to advance carbon capture technologies relevant to India.
Dastur Innovation Labs, an arm of Dastur and its affiliate Dastur Energy, has tied up with the US Department of Energy’s is National Carbon Capture Center on development of carbon capture technologies for steel, power and other carbon intense industries specifically for the Indian market. The plan is also to make India the hub of research in the field for countries in Asia and Europe.
Despite falling costs, solar and wind cannot replace coal in supplying baseload power. Hence, focusing on clean coal is crucial.