Advanced Combustion

Development of Oxygen-Fired Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers for Greenhouse Gas Control
Alstom Power Inc.
Project Number: FC26-04NT42205 & FC26-01NT41146

Alstom’s Multi-Use Test Facility (MTF).
Alstom’s Multi-Use Test Facility (MTF).
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Alstom Power Inc. will conduct two projects using a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustor for economic evaluations of the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2). The projects will involve preparation of the facility and test equipment, conducting the comprehensive pilot-scale testing and analysis, and application of test results in re-evaluation and refinement of commercial oxygen-fired CFB designs. The project goal is to determine if CO2 can be recovered at an avoided cost of no more than $10 per ton of carbon avoided, using a CFB combustor that burns coal with a mixture of oxygen (O2) and recycled flue gas, instead of air. Alstom plans to complete three pilot-scale test campaigns in order to evaluate the suitability of O2-firing in CFB boilers.

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  • For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Timothy Fout.