Through the projects, NTPC is looking to further strengthen its footprint in green and clean fuel, the company said in a statement. NTPC will collaborate for implementation and further commercialization of the projects.
"This is in line with NTPC's initiatives towards adopting Hydrogen technologies. It has already started a pilot for making methanol integrating carbon captured from power plant fuel gas and hydrogen from electrolysis," the statement said.
It noted that this is a potential solution towards "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" in the field of carbon capture and green hydrocarbon synthesis.
Taking the initiative forward, NTPC is exploring use of Hydrogen-based Fuel Cells-Electrolyser systems for backup power requirement. Currently, the backup power requirement and micro grid applications are being met from diesel-based power generators.
Looking at these as early adopter use case of hydrogen-based technologies, NTPC is working towards creating solutions which are a green alternative to diesel generators.