Vedanta plans to modify the design of one of its waste heat recovery power plants in Goa and reoptimise its turbines through the use of specialised technology to increase power generation by another 5 MW, a top official of the company said.
This is in line with Vedanta’s efforts toward reducing its carbon footprint.
Vedanta has already used this technology to increase the power generation of one of its power plants in Rajasthan.
The company plans to invest in the technology, he said adding that it is just a technological up-gradation of higher efficiency. In the same way, the company also plans to install a waste recovery power plant at its coke oven batteries at newly acquired coke-making facilities in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Vedanta’s Sesa Goa iron ore business had earlier said that it is looking to achieve carbon net neutrality by 2050. In line with the country’s larger vision of a net-zero carbon economy, the company has devised a comprehensive plan to achieve this goal.
To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Vedanta’s Sesa Goa iron ore business has implemented several projects such as pulverized coal injection (PCI), waste heat recovery power plants, massive plantation drives in nearby communities, development of green belts within operation sites and refurbishment of blast furnaces, among others, the company had said.
Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business plans to achieve carbon net neutrality in a phased manner with a target to further reduce GHG emissions by up to 25% by 2030.
The company is also mulling a carbon capture utilisation and storage unit of 10 tonne per day to make carbon products. In its quest to become a net-zero organization, Vedanta’s Sesa Goa Iron Ore business has been adopting various green technologies and process optimization innovations.