Fortum brings advanced NOx reduction technology to India
Fortum's NOx reduction technology is based on primary reduction methods, i.e. the key is to prevent formation of NOx in the combustion process. This brings a significant benefit for the customer in the long run, as there will be no increase in the operating costs, which would be the case with only using secondary measures for reduction of NOx emissions.
Fortum is bringing its proven NOx (nitrogen oxide) reduction technology in India under the new business ‘Fortum eNext’. As part of this initiative it organized two seminars on 9th and 11th April in Delhi and Mumbai respectively. The seminar was aimed at showcasing Fortum’s innovative global technology and its holistic solutions, with a special focus on offerings for thermal power plants in India.
“Thermal is going to be a mainstay in India’s energy mix for the next 30 years. Burning fossil fuels like coal leads to acid rain and is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions warming up the planet. Many countries already have a strict limit on the emission of nitrogen oxides; thus, NOx reduction technologies are being widely deployed. Keeping a clean energy spectrum in mind, India also recently introduced its NOx emission limits, wherein pollution control technologies will be installed on most coal-fired plants, said Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director of Fortum India.
"We would like to bring our innovative time and cost saving NOx technology to India which will help lower the emissions, thereby aiding India in its sustainable goals. One of our successful pilot projects with NTPC was a major achievement in our efforts to enter the Indian market for environmental technology, and in enabling Indian coal fired power plants to reduce their emissions and make the air cleaner to breathe", he further added.”
Proven low-NOx technology
Ultimate target to the seminars was to take customers through the process of NOx reduction of any kind of thermal power plant. This was also a good opportunity for the customers looking for a solution to meet new emission regulations.
“India is one of our key markets and we are fully committed to support India reach its emission targets by year 2022 with the assistance of our solution. Aiming to comply with the latest legislation, India is looking forward to reducing NOx emissions in a substantially shorter time in the coming 5 years to commensurate with Europe who achieved this in 30 years. Fortum’s advanced NOx technology reduces emissions effectively. Compared to alternative solutions, there is a minimum need for new equipment, no auxiliary power consumption, no water consumption, and no ammonia or urea consumption thus no by-products for disposal”, said Mr. Juha Suomi, Area Director, Asia, Fortum eNext during his visit to India last week.
We want to help our customers improve their operations and reduce emissions. With our support energy companies and energy intensive industry can meet the tightening environmental regulations as well as maintain shareholder value.