AUSC - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology is related to

a. Rockets used to send satellites
b. Thermal coal power plants
c. Organ transplant
d. Cement manufacturing
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Thermal coal power plants


  • Government has approved the research and development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Coal Power Plants.
  • The project will enable Indian industries to design, manufacture and commission higher efficiency coal fired power plants with indigenously developed technology and manufacturing processes.
  • This will be the first time large power plant equipment will be manufactured with advanced technologies, but without any Technological Collaboration/ Licensing Agreement with foreign companies.
  • Power generation from coal contributes to about 38% of CO2 pollution in the atmosphere. 20% reduction in CO2 emission at source combined with 20% saving in coal consumption compared to a sub-critical plant and by about 11% compared to a supercritical plant are the primary reasons justifying this project.
  • Use of this technology in all future large power plants will ensure energy security for the country for a longer period, along with a greener environment.