Sembcorp Industries, an international energy and urban solutions provider, contacted NXT GROUP to gain insights in and know-how of the Indian biomass market. The company, headquartered in Singapore, leverages its sector expertise and global track record to deliver...
NXT GREEN India wins tender providing energy company 1200 tons of biomass
The NXT organization in India has won the tender on providing a leading energy company with 1200 tons of biomass. Sourcing of the biomass feedstock happens in various regions in India according to strict quality parameters.
Processing is executed by NXT in the state of Karnataka, after which the final product is shipped to users in India and the Asia-Pacific region.
Considering India’s ambition to develop new streams of biomass energy from various sources in combination with the Indian governments push towards the approximately 300 coal power plants to start co-firing a minimum 7% of their input with biomass, NXT’s founder, Michael Westenberg, decided in 2020 to launch the NXT GREEN infrastructure in India.
Observing the rising global demand of biomass feedstocks and the growing number of governments embracing the green movement and putting measures and protocols in place to ensure that there is a lot more green energy generated, NXT GROUP introduced a new platform: NXT GREEN.
The platform provides instant access to international markets for Energy Companies, Power Corporates & Large industries which require the supply and delivery of biomass products.
Victor Eveleens, NXT’s head of the Technology and Performance Material business units, has been roaming around in the Indian market since 2011. He developed an extended network and strong ties within various business segments providing biomass waste streams.
Renewable energy first took off in the early 2000s. Wind energy was in the lead for a decade. Solar energy started a catch up ten years later, growing even faster than wind energy and contributing to many governments ambitions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2021 new solar and wind projects became for the first time cheaper than building new coal plants. Costing even less than operating most of the cheapest and least sustainable coal-fired plants.
Although biomass energy has been accessible to human kind since the earliest “cave men”, it was not until the 2010s that biomass in the modern world became a vital source of renewable energy.
Currently biomass for energy (bioenergy) has gone far beyond wind and solar energy in the search for renewables. It is now the leading source of green energy.
In the European Union for instance it has a share of more than 60%. The heating and cooling sector is the largest end-user, using about 75% of all bioenergy in the EU.
For more information on the NXT GREEN platform and biomass sourcing, processing and trading opportunities in India and Turkey, please contact Victor Eveleens.