Washington: As part of Obama administration`s clean technology initiatives, the US Trade and Development Agency has announced half a million dollar grant to reduce methane emission in the coal mines of Chhattisgarh.
The grant amounting to USD 524,819 has been awarded to
AES (India) Private Limited (AES India) to fund a feasibility
study on a proposal to capture and use CBM/CMM from the
company`s coal mine block in Chhattisgarh.
The innovative project will demonstrate the practical
opportunities for US and India technical and business
cooperation in reducing the release of potent greenhouse gases
as India expands its domestic energy production, the USTDA
It also supports recent US and Indian government
commitments to cooperate on climate change strategies while
supporting continued economic and energy sector growth, the
USTDA said. The US agency also announced two more grants to
Jordan and Georgia.
"US firms are world leaders in the application of
clean energy technologies. These grants and the orientation
visit are outstanding examples of the way USTDA`s program
provides countries with access to state-of-the-art US
equipment, technology and expertise in meeting important
development priorities," said USTDA Acting Director Leocadia I