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Reliable and Efficient Combustion of Oxygen/Coal/Recycled Flue Gas Mixtures

Objective

Most coal-fired utility boilers are fired with pulverised coal and the use of this technology for power generation far outweighs that of alternatives. The consortium have identified key issues that need to be addressed to pave the way for full-scale deployment of oxy-coal firing. As most previous work has been undertaken at pilot-scale so that, in addition to medium scale demonstration activities, there is also a need for more fundamental underpinning studies to provide improved understanding of oxy-fuel firing technology before it can be taken reliably even to the large scale demonstration stage. The overall aim is to undertake a systematic and focused series of applied research, development and demonstration activities involving both experimental studies and combustion modelling work to resolve existing technical uncertainties and barriers which inhibit commercial deployment of the technology. Attention will be paid to the generation of design rules and methods which can be employed for scaling up results from pilot and laboratory studies to the full-scale. The data obtained in the experimental tests and from the developed modelling tools will be integrated to produce detailed designs for both a retrofit oxy/coal/RFG system for an existing boiler as well as a novel design for “new build” plant. The programme of work will therefore enable full-scale early demonstration plant to be designed and specified with greater confidence as well as providing improved assessment of the commercial risks and opportunities.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

Address

Llantwit Road Treforest
Cf37 1dl Pontypridd

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Administrative Contact

Sue John (Ms.)

Participants (12)

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ABO AKADEMI

Finland

UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

DOOSAN BABCOCK LIMITED

United Kingdom

ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

Italy

Fondazione Internazionale per la ricerca sulla Combustione - Onlus

Italy

FUNDACION CIUDAD DE LA ENERGIA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 268191

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 905 359,80

  • EU contribution

    € 6 468 900

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

United Kingdom