"Economically attractive hyper-scale coal gasification based on low-grade Indian coals, along with carbon capture, can have a transformational impact on the Indian economy," Atanu Mukherjee, president of M N Dastur & Co, said.
"This can enable large-scale economically viable clean coal-based industries like steel, chemicals, cement, fertiliser and power," he added.
Dastur will work with the DoE and the NCCC on technology scaling, economic viability, investment enablement, policy advocacy and strategic and operational designs, both at the government and the enterprise level, Mukherjee said.
Frank Morton, Director of NCCC, said Dastur's storied history and world-class expertise in the metals, mining and energy industries would complement the US Department of Energy's capabilities and the NCCC's world-class research and technology resources in gasification and carbon capture.
"This will address the growing need to have a multi-pronged approach to the abatement of greenhouse gases in India while not compromising on economic growth," Morton said.