CSIR-CIMFR, Coal supplying companies ink MoU for coal quality analysis
The CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with coal supplying companies and power utilities for quality analysis of coal supplied.
The MoU was signed in presence of Uniin Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal at a function in New Delhi.
As per the MoU
- The CSIR-CIMFR would make use of its knowledgebase support in maintaining the quality of coal at national level for the entire power sector.
- About 300 million metric tons of estimated coal samples will be analyzed for quality per year. The contract value of the project is around 250 crore rupees per annum at minimum.
- This quality analysis project will result in improvement in performance of power plants besides help to leverage benefits to the consumer in particular and society as a whole. T
- It will also help nation to endeavour in sustainable energy supply and security planning for future as it may reduce import of thermal coal.
About Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR)
- CIMFR is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India’s largest research and development (R&D) organisation.
- It aims to provide R&D inputs for the entire coal-energy chain from mining to Consumption. It is based in Dhanbad, Jharkand.