Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hyderabad
Union Minister for Heavy Industries "Mahendra Nath Pandey" on Saturday(15th Jan 2022) dedicated India's first BHEL-built 'Coal To Methanol' (CTM) pilot plant to the nation here, as part of the ongoing 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations, an official release said.
CTM Plant has started functioning with more than 99% of purity opening a new avenue to convert high ash coals to methanol.
The 0.25 TPD (Tons per Day) capacity CTM pilot plant was designed, developed, and installed by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), and has been producing methanol with 99 % accuracy, said CMD Shinghal Nalin Shinghal.
“Significantly, this conversion of high ash Indian coals to methanol through the gasification route is the first of its kind technology demonstration in India,” Shinghal said. After this project, the government is going to set up more such plants to make the best use of high ash coal by converting it into methanol fuel, said a senior officer of the Coal Ministry.