Jakson Green Awarded NTPC’s Flue Gas CO2 to 4G Ethanol Project

The system will also produce 3 TPD of green hydrogen through a 7.5 MW electrolyzer


Jakson Green has been awarded a flue gas CO2 to 4G ethanol project for a power project in Lara, Chhattisgarh, by NTPC.

NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the research and development arm of NTPC, conceptualized and designed the project, which is expected to be ready for operation within two years.

Jakson Green will be the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner for the project.

The plant will produce 25 TPD of 4G ethanol from flue gases and generate 3 TPD of green hydrogen through a 7.5 MW electrolyzer.

The project will use advanced carbon capture technology to capture 25 tons per day (TPD) of CO2 from flue gases, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The captured CO2 and generated hydrogen are combined via advanced microbial fermentation technology, converting these inputs into 4G ethanol.

Kannan Krishnan, Joint Managing Director of Jakson Green, said, “We take immense pride in continuing our longstanding relationship with NTPC to establish the landmark project. This partnership builds upon the success of our numerous joint projects, further solidifying our commitment to revolutionizing the Power-to-X mission. Increasing the production of ethanol is crucial to achieving India’s blending goals, strengthening energy security, and fostering a cleaner future.”

Jakson Green has more than 500 TPA of green hydrogen and its derivatives production capacity under development across six projects. It has recently set up an electrolyzer  manufacturing unit, besides building and operating green hydrogen assets globally, in line with its vision of producing over 0.5 million TPA of green hydrogen/ammonia by 2030.

In 2021, NTPC had invited expressions of interest to set up methanol manufacturing facilities at its power projects across India.

In 2022, Jakson Green signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rajasthan government to invest about ₹224 billion (~$2.7 billion) to set up a green hydrogen and green ammonia project.

Early this year, Jakson Green and Rail Vikas Nigam announced the formation of a joint venture to explore solar power project opportunities in India and abroad.


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