Energy: More to Store | Attainability of Sustainability
Posted July 29, 2021
Progress Toward Long-term Storage of Zero-Carbon, Renewable Energy
B&W signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in pursuit of a long-term thermal energy storage system that would allow power producers to store solar or wind energy, enabling continuous, reliable, grid-scale power.
B&W received two contracts to upgrade a plant’s existing combustion equipment, supplying a B&W AireJet® low-NOx (nitrogen oxides) combustion system and other equipment to reduce emissions and improve efficiency.
B&W’s Vice President of Global Engineering, Brandy Johnson, was recently interviewed for an article by Enlit Asia covering biomass and waste as viable renewable energy sources to help combat climate change. She also discussed other challenges and opportunities for power providers to lessen the environmental impact of greenhouse gases.
A large Midwest refinery awarded B&W a project to replace its FCC carbon monoxide (CO) boiler with a waste heat recovery unit to increase unit reliability and lengthen run time between outages. Did it work? The unit has been continuously operating four years without an outage or performance issues.