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Landmark Hydrogen Project | Waste as Fuel | DOE Funding
Landmark $2B hydrogen production facility to feature B&W technologies
As part of the Fidelis H2TM Technology Alliance, B&W will provide renewable energy processing and flue gas pre-treatment technologies to support a new hydrogen production facility and microgrid project -- The Mountaineer GigaSystemTM -- in West Virginia.
Pro tip for mounting tipping fees: use waste as fuel
Landfill tipping fees are steadily increasing. Some reports indicate landfill space could run out in 18 years. Brandy Johnson, B&W's Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, was recently interviewed by American Recycler magazine about alternative ways to deal with unrecyclable waste. "Turning waste into fuel to make power can be part of the solution...," she said.
A collab in Columbus: teaming with academia on the road to net-zero
B&W and The Ohio State University have been awarded more than $1m in US Dept. of Energy funding to make clean hydrogen a more available and affordable fuel for electricity generation, industrial decarbonization and transportation. The funding will be used to develop a fixed-bed chemical looping reactor for hydrogen generation from natural gas with carbon capture.
PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Ed McWhorter
At this year's Boilermaker Tripartite Alliance Conference, Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. General Manager Ed McWhorter was selected to deliver the keynote address. He stressed the need to foster a proactive culture, create collaborative team environments, implement operational goal setting and establish process improvements.
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Summit Ridge
Babcock & Wilcox Solar Energy, Inc., was recently awarded contracts totaling more than $20m by Summit Ridge Energy, LLC, for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of 25MW of community solar energy projects in Illinois. The six photovoltaic solar projects are scheduled to be completed in 2024.
Q: Can hybrid cooling towers reduce plume? If so, how?
A: Yes. In hybrid cooling towers, the dried and warmed air flow produced within the dry section tube bundles mixes with the dried out saturated air from the wet section to reduce plume formation.
Did You Know?
B&W is now a licensee of ExxonMobil wet gas scrubbing (WGS) technology, which allows refiners to reliably meet stringent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) emissions regulations with well-proven technology.