ANGUL, DEC 30, 2022
Union Coal Secretary Amrit Lal Meena and Coal India Ltd. (CIL) Chairman Pramod Agarwal on Thursday visited the Coal Gasification Plant (CGP) of Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) in its 6 MTPA integrated steel making facility in Angul, Odisha.
Jindal Steel & Power extended a warm welcome to Meena and Agarwal to the world’s first and largest coal gasification plant for steelmaking.
In a tweet JSP said, “Coal Gasification is the future of coal; it will help in import substitution and make India self-reliant in energy resources while reducing our carbon footprint. The visit of the Coal Secretary and Chairman, CIL is deeply motivating for all of us at JSP.”
The 2,25,000 Nm3/h CGP in JSP’s Angul Plant is the world’s first and largest coal gasification plant for steelmaking and is using the indigenous raw material. JSP is the only steel manufacturer in the world which is using the Syn-Gas in its DRI to produce steel that generates minimal carbon as compared to other forms of steel manufacturing.
The CGP has become a ‘technology demonstrator’ and is appreciated by various industry experts. It can also help in producing blue hydrogen as the Syn-Gas produced by it contains 60 percent hydrogen.
JSP Advisory Group Vice Chairman VR Sharma, JSP CEO Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, ED Damodar Mittal and other officials were also present during the visit.