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In Asia, the Middle East and Africa, power producers are experiencing increasing pressure to generate low-cost clean power, often from decreasing-quality solid fuels. As a result, power producers are constantly looking for ways to maximize fuel flexibility so that a wider range of opportunity coals and biomass fuels may be sourced, either indigenously or from the world fuel market. This challenge is complicated by the steady ratcheting down of air emission limits in these markets.
Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology has steadily increased its power generation market share principally because of the technology’s inherent ability to burn a very wide range of fuels, such as inexpensive opportunity coals, petcoke, coal slurry, lignite, coal washing rejects, biomass, palm kernel shells, rice husks and peat, even in variable mix combinations with high moisture content. An important added benefit is significantly less air emissions are produced compared to conventional pulverized coal (PC) combustion technologies. By cofiring biomass and other carbon neutral waste fuels, the CFB provides power producers with a low risk path for significantly reducing carbon emissions. Therefore, the CFB’s fuel flexible and low emissions design enable power producers to reliably generate electricity at the lowest possible tariff and environmental cost to their consumers.
CFB combustion technology has a proven track record of reliably and efficiently burning a wide range of fuels, including Indonesian fuels or low-quality lignites with high ash and moisture content that is often imported by Asian and African power markets.
Conventional pulverized coal (PC) boilers struggle when burning fuels of unpredictable quality. As fuel quality declines, the PC requires an oversized boiler, more sootblower stations and higher cost alloys to accommodate boiler fouling and corrosion when burning low quality fuels. The result: decreased plant reliability coupled with an inflated capital cost and high annual operating cost.
In this informative webinar, Robert Giglio, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Sumitomo SHI-FW (SFW), will discuss the technical, economic and environmental benefits of CFB boilers that may be customized for specific power markets. Plant case studies that illustrate the fuel flexibility of the CFB on fuels commonly available in Asia, Africa and Middle East will be presented, such as:
Other important case studies will be taken from SFW’s portfolio of almost 500 CFB installations, including a 460-MWe supercritical CFB plant and a 205-MWe biomass-fired CFB plant, both located in Poland, a 670-MWe CFB plant, located in Virginia, U.S., that burns a combination of waste coal and biomass, and a 1,500-MWe CFB repowering project located in Poland burning brown coal.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions about their specific project interests during the Q&A session of the webinar.
This free webinar can help you make an informed decision about the application of CFB technology in your power market and on your specific fuels. Register today to secure your spot!
Who Should Attend
Presenter: Robert Giglio | Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW
Robert is Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Sumitomo SHI FW. He is responsible for market, product, and business strategy, strategic business development, and market forecasting for all business units.