Mumbai: South African
petrochemicals giant Sasol is keen to promote its coal-to-liquid (CTL) transportation
fuel technology in India and is seeking firm assurance from the government on
the allocation of coal blocks for the purpose.
is contemplating a $6 billion to $8 billion investment in India and a commercially
proven technology but new in India," Ed Cameron, general manager (commercial)
of Sasol Synfuels International told a business session organised as part of the
India-Brazil-South Africa summit in Johannesberg.
has 248 billion tonnes of coal reserves of which 93 billion tonnes are proven
said a CTL plant could produce 500-1000 MW of export electricity depending on
the configuration and five such plants could replace 20 per cent of India''s fuel
imports by 2020.
three million-tonne per annum CTL plant could offer a clean diesel production
of 68 per cent, naphtha production of 30 per cent and LPG two per cent, he said.