The objective of the visit to JSPL was to document a Harvard Business School Case Study on ‘Multitude of Local Innovations and Challenges faced by JSPL to be able to Adapt Technology and Management of Coal Gasification from South Africa to India, thus being the first to create the Energy Efficient and more Environment Friendly Technology of Coal Production for Direct Reduced Iron’. This is the first time that the Asia Trek series is coming to India and JSPL is the only plant that the students will be visiting during their three-day trip in the Country.
JSPL has pioneered the CGP& DRI route to make steel. This technology can use locally available high-ash coal to make steel, unlike the blast furnace route that uses imported coking coal. The DRI Plant produces cold/hot DRI using Synthesis Gas (Syn Gas) generated from Coal Gasification Plant, which is a pollution free Sponge Iron making process. The team comprising of 26 students of the Asia Leadership Trek appreciated the innovative and environment friendly steel making process.
Naveen Jindal said, “Coal Gasification Technology has immense potential for countries like India, where non-coking coal is abundantly available. We, at Angul, have used this technology for the First time in the world in a steel plant. It is honor for us that Harvard University has included this environment friendly steel making process in the Asia Leadership Trek 2015. Industry – University exchange of knowledge is always mutually enriching”. Besides pollution free steel making, this technology can help us in saving foreign currency, which is used to import coking coal, he added.
Harvard University’s Asia Leadership Trek aims to provide first-hand insights through an experiential journey of a country or region, in which participants investigate political, economic, industry, or societal issues. These investigations are done through direct engagement with relevant leaders and organizations on the field. Asia Leadership Trek has taken place five times in total. This year the Trek moved five countries – Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India and Nepal. The trek comprises of students from Harvard University, Fletcher School of Tufts University, MIT Sloan School of Management & Sunway College.
Executive Director (CGP) Jona Pillay, Executive Director (i/c) DK Saraogi, Chief Sustainability Officer Miniya Chatterjee, EVP (DRI & SMS) Damodar Mittal and other senior officials of JSPL explained about the CGP and steel plant to the students.
|1||Shucao Mo||F||HGSE||Ed.M.||Researcher at Project Zero, Communications Specialist at Sustain Arts|
|2||Katherine Sooah Cho||F||HKS/HBS||MPP / MBA||USA_Korea||Albright Fellowship; Clinton Foundation; UN Global Compact Korea Network; FSG Social Impact Consultants|
|3||Claude Al Tabar||M||HKS||MPA||Lebanon||Consultant with McKinsey&Co. and Director of strategy in American University of Technology|
|4||David Nathaniel Haworth Rose||M||HKS/HBS||MPP / MBA||USA||United States Navy|
|5||Bryant Duggin Renaud||M||HKS||MPP||USA||Non-Profit and Think Tank Specialist|
|6||Joel Robert Frederick Smoot||M||HKS||MPP||USA||United States Senate and House of Representatives|
|7||Parul Batra||F||MIT||MBA||India||McKinsey, Clinton Foundation, EdTech Entrepreneurship|
HKS: Harvard Kennedy School
HBS: Harvard Business School
GSAS: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
HGSE: Harvard Graduate School of Education