US firm offers ‘coal to chemicals’ technology

KARACHI: An American company on Tuesday offered a new technology for production of various chemicals from the emissions of coal-fired plants in Sindh.

In this regard, a delegation led by Chairman Low Emissions Resources Corp (LERC) Fernando Alvarez and Chairman Gorntazy Group Munir Akram met with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and briefed him.

Under ‘coal to chemicals’ technnology, emissions of coal-fired power plants are stored and out of them different chemicals are produced.

Briefing the chief minister, the delegation leader said the technology used to produce coal-fired power in Thar is latest and environmentally safe.

The emissions of coal-fired plants would go to waste in the atmosphere and must be used to produce ammonia, methanol and water.

Commercially it would give a great benefit to the coal-fired power project.

Mr Shah asked the delegation to visit Thar coal mines area and give the provincial government proof of their concept through an experiment or lab test. “If the experiment goes okay the provincial government would work with them on a pilot project,” he said.

The chief minister directed Secretary Energy Agha Wasif to coordinate with the visiting delegation. The visiting delegation comprised CFO LERCDaren Person, Director LERC Russ Gerson, Gorntazy Group (Pakistan) Zeyd Shaeikh, CEO RETech Tanveer Zaidi, and Director RETech Syed Azam Ali.

CM Sindh was assisted by Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Mr Khursheed Jamali and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company CEO Shamsuddin Shaikh.

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