Advanced Oxy-Combustion Technology Development and Scale Up for New and Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Email Page
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Performer:  Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. Location:  Canoga Park, California
Project Duration:  10/01/2012 – 12/31/2018 Award Number:  FE0009448
Technology Area:  Advanced Combustion Systems Total Award Value:  $21,659,684
Key Technology:  Oxy-Combustion DOE Share:  $13,075,652
Performer Share:  $8,584,032

Oxy-PFBC Layout
Oxy-PFBC Layout

Project Description

This GTI (formerly Aerojet Rocketdyne) project will evaluate a novel process for pressurized oxy-combustion in a fluidized bed reactor. The pressurized combustion in oxygen and the recycle of carbon dioxide gas eliminates the presence of nitrogen and other constituents of air, minimizing the generation of pollutants and enabling the economic capture of CO2 gas.

Project Benefits

This project focuses on development of an oxygen-fired pressurized fluidized-bed combustor (Oxy-PFBC). The Oxy-PFBC operates at high pressure and improved efficiency, lowering capital and operating cost, and incorporates limestone injection to facilitate SO2 removal, reducing emission control equipment costs. Specifically, this project will design, build, and test a small-pilot scale Oxy-PFBC combustor to provide data necessary for scale-up.

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Federal Project Manager Robin Ames:
Technology Manager John Rockey:
Principal Investigator Mark Fitzsimmons: