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The Benefits of CFB Technology for Utility Power

September 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm JST


In many Asian countries, power producers are turning to low quality solid fuels as they face increasing pressure to generate low-cost power. They are finding that fuel-flexible circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology can capture both the largest fuel cost savings and largest carbon emission reductions by co-firing biomass and other carbon neutral waste fuels. This flexibility can also improve fuel security by expanding fuel procurement strategies across both domestic and import fuel markets.


September 12, 2019
Hanoi 1:00 PM
Jakarta 1:00 PM
Bangkok 1:00 PM
Shanghai 2:00 PM
Tokyo 3:00 PM
Seoul 3:00 PM
Sydney 4:00 PM


Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology has steadily increased its power generation market share in Asia principally because of the technology’s inherent ability to fire the widest range of fuels, such as Indonesian coals and lignites, high ash Vietnamese anthracite, low quality Indian coals and lignites, petcokes, coal washing rejects, biomass, rice husks, demolition wood and many other fuels in variable mix combinations.


An important added benefit is CFB’s clean burning process which can avoid expensive air pollution control equipment. This allows CFB plants to reach levels of emissions, reliability, plant capital and operating cost well beyond today’s fleet of pulverized coal (PC) power plants. For consumers, this means reliable, clean power at the lowest possible cost.


Conventional pulverized coal (PC) boilers struggle when burning fuels outside their tight fuel specifications, particularly fuels with varying moisture and ash content. To broaden their fuel range, PC plant designers will oversize the boiler, increase soot blowing, use more expensive alloys, and increase maintenance cycles which ultimately negate the cost saving of using the off-spec fuels.



In this informative webinar, Kris Matsuo, Director, Sales and Business Development, Asia, Strategic Business Development, Sumitomo FW (SFW), will discuss the technical, economic and environmental benefits of CFB boilers applied to the Asian power market. Plant case studies that illustrate the fuel flexibility of the CFB on fuels commonly available in Asia will be presented, such as:

  • 2,200 MWe Samcheok Green Power Plant in Korea utilizing SFW’s most advanced ultra-supercritical CFB technology firing coals and biomass
  • 460 MWe Lagisza Supercritical CFB Plant in Poland
  • 1,000 MWe Mong Dong plant in Vietnam firing high ash Vietnamese anthracite
  • 600 MWe Cleco plant in the USA firing coals and petcokes
  • 510 MWe Soma Kolin plant  in Turkey  firing Turkish lignite
  • 105 MWe Dangjin plant in Korea firing biomass and demo woods


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:

  • Utilities and Independent Power Producers & Developers
  • Environmental Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Architecture and Engineering Companies
  • Asset Managers and Power Plant Owners
  • Energy Policy Makers and Regulators
  • EPC Companies
  • Fuel Managers



Kristofer Matsuo

Director, Sales and Business Development, Asia, Strategic Business Development 

Sumitomo SHI FW 

Kris is a director for Sales and Business Development for Asia in the Strategic Business Development Division of Sumitomo SHI FW. Based in Tokyo, he has been involved in business development activities with a focus on the Asian market for the last 5 years. Kris has a BA from Waseda University in Japan.