NETRA NTPC, NITI Aayog, and NCoE-CCU, IIT Bombay launch the assessment of CO2 Geological Storage Potential

Under the aegis of NITI Aayog, NETRA NTPC and the National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture & Utilisation (NCoE-CCU), IIT Bombay has launched the assessment of ‘CO2 Geological Storage Potential’ in India.

As a part of this initiative, an assessment of carbon dioxide storage potential in select Coalbed Methane (CBM) rich coalfields in India will be carried out including those available with NTPC. This initiative is envisaged to be completed in a period of 12 months.

This will culminate into a ‘CO2 Storage Atlas’ for selected coalfields of India and is part of NTPC’s commitment to play a key role in India’s energy transition journey for the country’s net zero target and other climate goals.

Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage is one of the key components of India’s carbon dioxide mitigation strategy to facilitate the transition towards a low-carbon energy economy and subsequently to a net zero emission level.