Jakson Green to set up pioneering 4G ethanol plant with NTPC in Chhattisgarh

Jakson Green, a new energy transition platform, announced on Wednesday that it has secured an order from state-owned NTPC to establish a groundbreaking plant for producing 4G ethanol from flue gas emissions.

The proposed plant, located at Lara in Chhattisgarh, will have the capacity to produce 10 tonnes per day (TPD) of 4G ethanol from flue gases emitted by power plants, Jakson Green stated in a release.

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Utilizing advanced carbon capture technology developed by Veolia Carbon Clean, the plant aims to capture 25 TPD of CO2 from flue gases, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the facility will generate 3 tonnes per day of green hydrogen through a 7.5 MW electrolyser.

The captured CO2 and generated hydrogen will then undergo advanced microbial fermentation technology developed by LanzaTech Inc., which will convert these inputs into 4G ethanol, the statement explained.

Describing the project as a milestone in India’s journey towards a sustainable future, Jakson Green highlighted that it marks the world’s first flue gas CO2-to-4G ethanol initiative for a power plant. The project is scheduled to commence operations within two years.

Jakson Green will play a pivotal role as the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction (LEPC) partner for the project, which was conceptualized and designed by NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance), NTPC’s research and development arm.

Kannan Krishnan, Joint Managing Director of Jakson Green Private Limited, emphasized in the statement, “This partnership builds upon the success of our numerous joint projects… Increasing the production of ethanol is crucial to achieving India’s blending goals, strengthening energy security, and fostering a cleaner future.”

Jakson Green, with a production capacity exceeding 8,500 tonnes per annum of green hydrogen and its derivatives across six projects, is poised to lead India’s clean energy transition and contribute significantly to a sustainable future.