B&W begins FEED work for FutureGen 2.0

Oct 06 2013


Babcock & Wilcox has signed an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to perform full front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the FutureGen 2.0 CCS project.

The agreement marks the start of the second phase of the three-phase U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project. The DOE has authorized up to $49 million to fund B&W's Phase 2 engineering and design activities. Construction of the plant would follow in Phase 3, with an anticipated start in June 2014.

B&W Power Generation Group (PGG) will design and supply a boiler island and oxy-coal combustion system, gas quality control system and provide the balance of plant engineering for the first-of-its-kind, near-zero emissions coal-fired plant.

The project's goal is to capture more than 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated during the combustion process, reducing the plant's CO2 footprint by more than 1 million tons annually.

"This agreement is an important next step in our progress toward making near-zero-emissions power generation from coal a reality," said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Data. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, the DOE and the project team in demonstrating the value of carbon-capture technology."

The oxy-coal combustion process - developed by B&W PGG and Air Liquide - uses oxygen mixed with recycled flue gas to replace the normal combustion air in a coal-fired boiler. As coal is burned, the resulting flue gas consists primarily of CO2, which is well-suited for compression and storage.

The CO2 captured from the FutureGen 2.0 plant will be transported and stored underground at a nearby storage facility.

B&W
FutureGen Alliance


Previous: Korean researchers develop graphene CO2 separation membrane

Next: Shell Cansolv and Technip join for CO2 capture services

Issue 74 - Mar - Apr 2020

CCUS in the U.S. - CCUS: the role of U.S. leadership .. A roadmap to at-scale CCUS deployment in the U.S. .. Options for negative carbon emissions in California .. ION Clean Energy - a billion tonnes of CO2 by 2050 CO2 DataShare launches open, digit.....


Subscribers can access the latest issue here