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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.
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.
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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, Robert Giglio, Senior Vice President of Strategy and 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
1,500 MWe Turow CFB repowering project firing polish brown coal for over 15 years
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 under construction in Turkey that will fire Turkish lignite
105 MWe Danging 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
Robert Giglio | Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW
Robert is Senior 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. Robert started his career over 30 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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