About Oxy Fuel Combustion
Oxy-combustion burns coal with a mixture of oxygen and CO2 instead of air to produce a concentrated CO2 stream for safe, permanent storage. In addition, the FutureGen plant’s new boiler, air separation unit, CO2 purification and compression unit will deliver 90 percent CO2 capture and take other emissions, such as SOx, NOx, and other emissions, to near-zero levels.
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has identified oxy-combustion as one of several cost-effective approaches to clean-up existing coal-fueled facilities and capture CO2 for geologic storage.
This project will also provide performance date, emissions data, and will establish operating and maintenance experience for future large-scale commercial projects.