Progress in commercialisation of carbon capture technology for Foster Wheeler


Foster Wheeler AG joins with ENDESA and CIUDEN to support carbon capture and storage (CCS) technical power plant in Spain.

The grant agreement draws upon EU funding to support CCS technical development at an oxy-combustion plant in Spain. The contract stipulates the terms of 180 MEUR of EU funding under the EC’s European Energy Program for Recovery (EERP). It aims to support the carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology development applicable to a 300 MWe oxy-combustion power plant in Spain.

This constitutes one of six European CCS projects to be funded under the EERP. However, this scenario is the only project to utilise circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) technology. Based on preliminary positive geological surveys the facility is expected to be located in ENDESA’s Compostilla plant site.

The core objective of the scheme is to demonstrate various aspects of a commercial scale supercritical oxy-combustion CFB power plant. It specifically incorporates CO2 capture, transport and storage in an underground saline aquifer for a wide range of domestic and imported coals, petroleum cokes and biomass.

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