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A Flexible Multifuel CHP Solution - The Zabrze CFB Project in Poland

AFW, Amec Foster Wheeler, Webinar



In our struggle to meet our growing energy demand while at the same time reducing global carbon emissions, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is one option that can significantly move us in right direction. Compared to a typical steam power plant, a CHP plant can provide about twice the energy for the same amount of CO2 emission. This is simply because the CHP plant utilizes the heat that the power plant throws away. The recovered heat can be used for heating water or heating or cooling homes, office building, malls, hospitals, factories and more. It can be applied anywhere in the world, yet today only about 5% of the power generated in the world comes from CHP plants, located mainly in northern Europe. So finding ways to expand the use of CHP plants is a big step in the right direction.

CHP is a local solution with the plant built near the factory, hospital, village, town or city which it serves. Each application has its own unique set of conditions (heat and power loads, climate, etc.) with fuel availability being the most important financial factor for the CHP plant.

CFB Boilers for Clean & Efficient CHP Generation

By utilizing fuel-flexible Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology the CHP plant can take full advantage of locally available fuels and diversified fuel mixes. This may include locally mined coal, coal slurry, forest and agrobiomass, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), biosludge, and other local wastes.  This can result in reduced cost of electricity and a smaller environmental footprint.

In this informative webinar, Grzegorz Szastok, Deputy Managing Director for Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Polska, will present the concept of a multifuel CHP plant, with the multifuel CFB boiler being the cornerstone of the plant concept.  

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Topics presented in the webinar will include:

  • The rationale for a multifuel CHP plant
  • The multifuel CFB boiler design criteria resulting from the assumed multifuel CHP plant concept
  • The multifuel CFB boiler plant concept
  • A side-by-side investment risk comparison of a multi-fuel CHP plant vs. a traditional municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerator
  • Market outlook for the multifuel CHP plants

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions which will be covered during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

This webinar can help power developers, city and town planners, municipalities, industrial companies and utilities make informed decisions about considering CHP for any future project anywhere in the world. 



Grzegorz Szastok, AFW, Amec Foster Wheeler, Webinar

Grzegorz Szastok | Commercial Director & Deputy Managing Director | Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Polska

Mr. Szastok holds a M.Sc. degree in Power Engineering from Silesian Technical University and an Executive MBA from Kraków School of Business and Stockholm University School of Business. Has 30 years of international experience in design, contracting and turnkey execution of power projects in different industries, and he has been with Amec Foster Wheeler since 2004.



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