Mineral congress delegates visit Jindal Steel’s coal gasification plant in Odisha

Delegates of the national mineral congress visited Jindal Steel and Power’s coal gasification plant in Odisha on Saturday.

The delegates of the National Mineral Congress who visited the coal gasification plant in Odisha on Sunday (India Today photo)

More than 60 delegates of the national mineral congress visited Jindal Steel and Power’s (JSP) Coal Gasification Plant (CGP) at Odisha’s Angul on Saturday. The national mineral congress was organised by the Indian national committee of the world mining congress.

A statement issued by JSP said the visiting team was composed of senior mining professionals from various metal, mining and mining technology organisations across India. It added that the delegates had an overview of all the units of the CGP to have first-hand knowledge of its functioning and advantages.

The managing director of JSP, V R Sharma and other senior officials explained to the visiting delegates various features of the CGP and the process for the production of the synthesis gas. JSP is the first steelmaker in the world to produce steel through the CGP Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) route.

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JSP’s Chairman Naveen Jindal said, “Coal Gasification is the future of Coal” while addressing the first session of the National Mineral Congress at Bhubaneswar on May 27.

Jindal highlighted the benefits of coal gas technology for producing clean energy. “Coal gasification uses the chemical energy of coal and offers the cleanest and most efficient means to produce sponge steel and chemicals like methanol, ethanol, and blue hydrogen,” said Jindal.

Jindal thanked the prime minister and the coal ministry for encouraging coal gasification technology. “We are committed to taking care of the environment and simultaneously ensuring economic development to become an ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ through the application of green technologies like coal gasification. The industry needs to collaborate with each other and work together to make this technology more efficient,” Jindal added.

The visiting delegation appreciated JSP for pioneering the technology to make steel using synthesis gas.

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