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Download Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion as a Near-Term CO2 Mitigation Strategy
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Date: 9/14/2011
Type: Presentation
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Eric Grol
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage; Advanced Combustion Systems
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Author(s): Eric Grol (NETL)

Product Description
Circulating fluidized bed combustion systems have the potential to meet strict air quality guidelines currently being proposed (SO2, NOx, mercury, particulate). In addition, their fuel-flexibility can also allow for co-firing carbon neutral opportunity fuels, such as biomass, therefore reducing the CO2 footprint in the near-term. Building these plants with attention to the design considerations that will be needed to accommodate eventual CO2 capture (capture-ready) can also help future integration of full-scale capture.