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The Benefits of CFB Technology for Multi-fuel CHP and WTE plants

November 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Power project developers are demanding increased fuel flexibility in order to maximize utilization of local renewable biomass and recycled fuels. These multi-fuel projects are becoming more common for several reasons. First, power producers are able to take advantage of locally available and much less expensive fuel sources. Second, many nations offer feed-in-tariffs that guarantee power sale revenue at often attractive rates. Third, regional biomass plants with near net zero carbon emissions may solve other environmental problems, such as recycling waste products into a fuel source. Finally, as growing waste volumes continue to fill landfills at alarming rates, converting municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial waste into energy (WTE) offer smart “green” solutions. Taken together, these plants provide reliable regional energy as well as increased economic and fuel security utilizing local, indigenous low-carbon fuel sources.


November 19, 2019
Rio de Janeiro 1:00 PM
Buenos Aires 1:00 PM
New York 11:00 AM
Bogota 11:00 AM
Chicago 10:00 AM
Denver 9:00 AM
Los Angeles 8:00 AM


The common thread is these new plants are relatively small power or combined heat and power (CHP) plants that serve one or more municipalities or regions as an independent decentralized solution that use local fuels to produce both heat and power.  Fuel-flexible circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology empowers decentralized solution because of its scalable size, clean burning process and its ability to take full advantage of local and diversified fuel mixes.  Notably, the fuel flexibility of CFB boilers allow them to fire solid wastes as well as local agricultural and industrial waste, like tires, crop and forestry residues.
In this informative webinar, Ossi Haatainen will discuss how Sumitomo SHI FW’s advanced CFB multifuel technology can provide highly reliable power and combined heat & power generation burning a wide-range of biomass and waste fuels while producing extremely low emissions.


Specific topics will include:

  • The low sensitivity of the CFB to fuel quality excursions when using opportunity and other low quality yet economic fuels
  • The multifuel CFB boiler design criteria resulting from the multifuel CHP plant concept
  • How the CFB avoids ash, fouling, and corrosion issues by incorporating step grids and an INTREX superheat/reheat heat exchanger
  • How the CFB is easily modified for ammonia and limestone injection for enhanced NOx and SO2 control

Also presented will be case studies on several projects

  • 200 MWe /240 MWth Jyväskylän Energia CHP plant, Finland, 100% fueled mainly by locally sourced biomass and Peat
  • 105 MWe Multifuel CFB plant, South-Korea, fueled by PKS, Wood pellets and demolition wood
  • Igelsta CHP plant, Sweden, producing 200 MWth of district heating and 85 MWe when burning a wide range of biomass and waste fuels
  • 75 MWe/145 MWth Multifuel CHP plant in Zabrze, Poland to be fueled by local coal, biomass and RDF
  • 205 MWe Polaniec biomass power plant in Poland
  • Lahti Energia Oy’s new Kymijärvi III 190-WMth Multifuel CHP plant, Finland, capable of burning of biomass, peat, coal and REF waste
  • 30 MWe WTE plant in Norrkoping plant in Sweden
  • 299 MWe Tees biomass plant in UK


Attendees can ask questions during the Q&A session of the webinar. Register today to secure your spot in this free webinar!


This webinar can help power developers, city and town planners, municipalities, industrial companies and utilities make informed decisions about considering CHP, WTE for any future project anywhere in the world. Register today to secure your spot in this free webinar.


Who Should Attend:

  • Petroleum refinery executives and project developers
  • Independent power producers
  • Power project developers
  • Utility Management
  • Engineering firms



Ossi Haatainen | Senior Commercial Manager | Sumitomo SHI FW 

Ossi has 12 years experience in the boiler business at Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW). In his present role, Ossi is leading sales projects in his region. He has boiler delivery experience in many industries and his expertise includes procurement, construction site & project management.

Ossi started his career over 16 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Lappeenranta University of Tech, Finland.