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Meeting New LCP BREF Standards with the GORE™ Mercury and SO₂ Control System

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As outlined in the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP BREF) new standards will require power plant operators in the European Union to meet tighter limits on pollutants, including sulfur dioxide (SO2), and for the first time, Mercury (Hg) emissions for coal-fired power plants by 2021.

Today, operators rely on Mercury emission control methods such as chemical additives, reagents, sorbent injection or SCR solutions. These methods all have their technical pros and cons and generate cost. Plant operators have a complex task of evaluating which alternatives are best suited for their specific units.

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W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), a global technology company with decades of experience in particulate and catalytic filtration, offers an alternative emission control solution to coal-fired power plant operators.

Based on a Sorbent Polymer Composite (SPC) material, the GORE™ Mercury and SO2 Control System removes both elemental and oxidized Mercury from flue gas streams, while at the same time, reducing SO2. The system is based on a structured sorbent-catalyst in discrete stackable modules and does not require reagents or regeneration.

Since its commercial introduction, the GORE™ Mercury and SO2 Control System has been installed in 7 absorbers (2100 MW) at coal-fired power plants in the United States, with several active pilots in Germany and Poland.

The System provides simple Hg and SO2 control at low operating cost. 
Key benefits:

  • No reagent, sorbents, or chemicals to handle and maintain

  • No fly ash or gypsum impact

  • No halogen induced corrosion concerns

  • Insensitive to load changes

  • Provides a re-emissions barrier

  • Low energy consumption

In this informative webinar, Ole Petzoldt (Gore Germany), and Jeff Kolde (Global Business Leader) will discuss technical and economic aspects of Mercury mitigation and SO2 reduction.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding LCP BREF standards for Mercury and SO2

  • A comparison of Mercury mitigation technologies

  • Considerations when selecting a Mercury – SO2 reduction system, including total cost of ownership

  • The technology behind the GORE™ Mercury and SO2 Control System

  • Case studies

Who should attend?

  • Power Project Developers

  • Plant Station Managers

  • Operations Managers

  • Engineering Managers

  • Plant Environmental Engineers

  • Corporate Management

  • Corporate Environmental Management

  • EPC’s

  • A&E’s


Ole Petzoldt  | Business Development ManagerW. L. Gore & Associates Gmb

Ole Petzoldt, WL Gore

Dr. Ole Petzoldt holds a PhD in Chemistry and has more than 25 years of experience in industrial gas cleaning. For almost 20 years, he worked as an application engineer at Gore. Since 2016, he is responsible for Business Development of Gore’s SO2 and Mercury Control Systems (GMCS). He works closely with engineering partners, end users and other industry experts in power generation to apply GMCS in existing and newly planned flue gas cleaning systems.

Direct: +49-89-4612-2348, Mobile: +49-172-8148 705, email:, web:

Jeff Kolde | Global Business Leader | W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Jeff Kolde, WL Gore

Jeff has overall responsibility for the Mercury and SO2 Control Business and has been with Gore for 24 years holding a number of different roles related to the development and commercialization of new products. Prior to his current role Jeff was the Product Specialist for Gore’s Fuel Cell business. Jeff has been with the Mercury Team for 5 years.

Direct: +1-410-506-7545, Mobile: 484-678-1302, email:, web:


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