NTPC Limited has floated a global Expression of Interest (EoI) to set up two pilot projects: a stand alone fuel cell-based backup power system and a standalone fuel cell-based microgrid system with hydrogen production using electrolyser at NTPC premises. Through the projects, NTPC is looking to further strengthen its position in green and clean fuel.
It has already started a trial for making methanol integrating carbon captured from power plant flue gas and hydrogen from electrolysis. It is now exploring the use of hydrogen based fuel cells-electrolysersystems for backup power requirement. NTPC is working towards creating solutions which are a green alternative to diesel generators.
Overall, NTPC’s focus is on hydrogen fuel cell buses in the transportation space; production of green methanol and green ammonia in the industrial space and green hydrogen micro grids in the power sector space.