CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Advanced Combustion Systems

Advanced Oxy-Combustion Technology Development and Scale Up for New and Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Performer: Aerojet Rocketdyne

Project No: FE0009448

Project Description

This project will evaluate a novel process for pressurized oxy-combustion in a fluidized bed reactor. The innovative Oxygen-fired Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustor (Oxy-PFBC) technology enables the production of electricity from coal with zero emissions, while the captured CO2 can be stored in suitable geologic repositories. Economic advantages of Oxy-PFBC include higher efficiency that reduces fuel consumption and operating cost; higher pressure and efficiency that result in smaller equipment and lower capital cost; and bulk SO2 removal by limestone and minimal NOX formation that reduces emission control equipment costs.

Oxy-PFBC Layout 
Oxy-PFBC Layout

Project Details