The use of Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustion technology has grown from small-scale applications to large ultra-supercritical power plants in less than 20 years. The CFB is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for solid fuel-fired power generation applications, particularly for locations with lower quality and biomass fuel supplies. The fuel flexible and innately lower carbon emissions of CFB technology also addresses the need for sustainable use of domestic fuels in many countries, writes Asif Hussain, SVP of Strategic Business Development, Sumitomo SHI FW.
published in African Power, November 2019
The World Bank reports that almost 600 million people remain without electricity in Africa. The challenge for electricity producers is to meet growing consumption by existing customers while also electrifying rural regions that represent 60% of the continent’s population. Significant investment in new, environmentally acceptable, and reliable power generation facilities are required to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of electrifying the African continent by 2030.Read full article