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Committed to Clean Power Production

Emissions control and sustainability

C02llaborate 2 Decarbonize

We are ready for a clear path. Join us on this path to a world of cleaner energy, one that makes pure economic and environmental sense. Today — Babcock & Wilcox offers proven decarbonization technologies (along with decades of proven pre- and post-combustion carbon capture technologies). Tomorrow — we lead the way toward a net-zero future. It’s an ambitious crusade, but we've pledged to do our part.

B&W is committed to environmental sustainability, designing, engineering and deploying technologies proven to help preserve our earth’s natural resources. These include carbon capture, cooling systems, ash handling and state-of-the-art emissions control solutions for reducing particulate, mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, acid gas and other GHGs.

Capturing the science behind carbon capture.

Every day, our goal is clear: reduce carbon. And it all happens through B&W Research innovation.

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Clean Power Production Infrastructure

More than 100 countries around the globe are committed to a carbon net-zero goal by mid-century. The world wants and needs to take action now to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on our atmosphere. With more than 90 active patents for carbon capture, B&W has been a leader in the research and development of decarbonization technologies for more than four decades. Building upon successful conceptual research and demonstration work, B&W is positioned to CO2llaborate 2 Decarbonize.

ClimateBright Decarbonization Technologies

Our revolutionary ClimateBright™ decarbonization technologies can capture carbon pre-combustion, post-combustion — and even in-situ — from conceptual research to commercial installation globally. We collaborate with universities and partners in the pursuit of best-in-class decarbonization technologies. Our proven systems work with a vast array of feedstock, such as natural gas, biomass, petroleum coke, coal, municipal solid waste and syngas.

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A wide variety
of industries:

  • Steel
  • Power
  • Cement
  • Oil and gas
  • Food manufacturing
  • Carbon black
  • Pulp and paper

New and retrofit
applications:

  • Electric power generation
  • District heating and cooling
  • Emissions control
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Hydrogen production

Featured Technologies

Emissions Control

Technologies to reduce environmental impact

B&W is an innovator and industry leader in providing advanced emissions control equipment and technologies for a wide range of applications. As an original equipment manufacturer, we have the expertise to effectively and efficiently integrate our solutions into existing plant systems, resulting in some of the lowest measured emissions anywhere in the world.

We can clean most flue gas streams of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), fine particulate matter (PM), mercury, acid gases and other hazardous air pollutants. We can also provide many of these technologies as a flue gas pre-treatment strategy for carbon capture systems, allowing us to provide near-zero total emissions.

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Cooling Systems

Wet, dry and hybrid technologies

While wet cooling continues to be the most efficient way to cool plant equipment when water is readily available, dry cooling technology is becoming increasingly common as plant owners and operators look for ways to preserve water usage.

Our customized cooling solutions are engineered for a wide range of site-specific and project requirements, including high seismic and wind loads, vibration control, corrosion resistance, low-noise emission, sub-freezing operation, and seawater applications.

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Ash Handling

Customized solutions and components

The challenge to effectively and reliably meet regulatory targets for ash handling has often required plant operators to make significant investments in equipment modifications.

B&W is a leading global supplier and manufacturer of cost-effective and value-added ash handling solutions with our Allen-Sherman-Hoff® (A-S-H®) ash handling product line. Combining the strengths, history and experience of these two great industry names, our extensive knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of various material combinations has made us an integral supplier of customized solutions.

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Dioxin Removal

Innovative material for dioxin removal

Dioxins are highly toxic substances and can be formed when waste is incinerated. There are therefore very strict requirements set for their low emissions.

Through our GMAB™ product line, B&W offers ADIOX® technology, a dioxin removal solution which has been proven in more than 100 installations worldwide. The technology is effective, safe and economical for reducing emissions of dioxins in waste, biomass, metal, chemical and other industries.

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BrightLoop™ Chemical Looping

Low carbon intensity hydrogen production

B&W’s BrightLoop™ chemical looping technology is scalable for a wide range of applications. The process produces desirable outputs such as hydrogen, steam or syngas, while isolating carbon dioxide (CO2) for capture and storage/sequestration or beneficial use. In addition to the ability to utilize a variety of feedstocks, including solid fuels, this innovative technology features a competitive cost of hydrogen while capturing a high rate of CO2.

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Carbon Capture Pre-Treatment

Proven emissions control technologies to optimize carbon capture

Solvent-based scrubbing technologies, like B&W’s SolveBright™ process, often require reductions in various pollutants found in the incoming flue gas. Pre-treatment of the flue gas is vital for the operation and economics of the process to result in the optimum effectiveness of the carbon capture technology. We are experts in analyzing flue gas characteristics, then engineering and integrating the most effective emissions control system to handle the entire flue gas train.

Whatever the emission, B&W has a well-proven pre-treatment technology to meet required levels to optimize carbon capture.

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Basics of ESP Operation

An electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is an effective method of particulate collection in power generation applications. Its history dates back to the early 20th century. Of course, technology upgrades to enhance performance have continued for nearly as long. We have prepared a two-part article discussing ESP operation and some of the available upgrades and modifications now available for new and existing installations.

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Upgrades to Existing Wet FGD Systems

Upgrading an existing wet FGD system may be an effective way to improve SO2 removal, allow the use of lower cost higher sulfur coals, reduce power consumption, allow for the use of an alternate, lower-cost reagent and improve the reliability of the system while reducing the operating and maintenance costs

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Factors that Affect ESP Collection Efficiency 

In Part 1, we reviewed the basics of ESP operation. This article explores design and operational problems that will negatively affect the collection performance of an ESP. It will also outline potential modifications to help improve performance and efficiency.

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Success Stories

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Alberta, Canada
Keephills Unit 3 Case Study
Spray dryer absorber, pulse jet fabric filter and mercury control systems result in high SO2 removal efficiency and low operation and maintenance costs.
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Iowa, USA
Lansing Generating Station Case Study
Circulating dry scrubber (CDS) designed, installed and integrated with fabric filter achieves SO2 removal efficiency up to 98%.
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Landskrona, Sweden
Landskrona Incineration Plant Case Study
Multi-fuel combined heat and power plant project included an SNCR, semi-dry flue gas cleaning with fly ash system and residual silo.
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Environmental Products, Services & Technologies

Our suite of emissions control and environmental technology solutions are engineered and proven to help preserve our earth’s natural resources. These include cooling systems, ash and material handling, chemical looping for carbon control, wastewater treatment, and state-of-the-art equipment for reducing particulate, mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, acid gas and other emissions.

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Jun 20, 2024

Renewable Energy Summit Meetings in Scandinavia

As leaders in the renewable energy industry committed to the collective advancement of technology – and the people who drive it – B&W Renewable hosts waste-to-energy and biomass-to-energy experts ...

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Jun 3, 2024

Babcock & Wilcox Signs Agreement to Proceed with Work for Coal-to-Biomass Power Plant Conversion and Carbon Capture Project in Michigan

Babcock & Wilcox announced today that it has been granted a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) by NorthStar Clean Energy to begin work on a Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) conversion of a former coal-fired power plant in Filer City, Mich., using B&W’s biomass SolveBright™ post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology.

Babcock Wilcox Awarded Approximately 15 Million Contract to Supply Environmental Equipment for Middle East Industrial Plant

Apr 22, 2024

Babcock & Wilcox Awarded Approximately $15 Million Contract to Supply Environmental Equipment for Middle East Industrial Plant

Babcock & Wilcox announced today that its B&W Environmental segment has been awarded a contract for approximately $15 million to supply environmental equipment for an industrial facility in the Middle East.

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Apr 9, 2024

B&W’s BrightLoop Chemical Looping Technology Featured in Forbes

B&W’s BrightLoop™ chemical looping technology is gaining worldwide attention as a viable, sustainable, effective solution for decarbonization and low-carbon hydrogen production. 

Babcock Wilcox Canada Awarded 13 Million Contract to Supply Equipment and Services to Reduce Environmental Emissions from North American Petroleum Refinery

Feb 12, 2024

Babcock & Wilcox Canada Awarded $13 Million Contract to Supply Equipment and Services to Reduce Environmental Emissions from North American Petroleum Refinery

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Canada Corp. (B&W Canada), has been awarded a contract for more than $13 million to supply equipment and design and engineering services to help a petroleum refinery in North America comply with environmental regulations.

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Feb 6, 2024

Article features landmark BrightLoop technology project

B&W’s patented BrightLoop™ chemical looping technology has been selected to convert coal into hydrogen for a first-of-its-kind reactor plant in Wyoming.

BrightLoop in Wyoming

Jan 24, 2024

Babcock & Wilcox and Black Hills Energy Receive State of Wyoming Grant to Develop a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Facility Using BrightLoop™ Technology

B&W and Black Hills Energy announced today that the companies have received a $16 million grant from the Wyoming Energy Authority to fund the permitting, engineering and development activities for a clean hydrogen generation facility with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration at Black Hills Energy’s Neil Simpson Power Plant in Gillette, Wyo.

Babcock Wilcox Awarded Environmental Equipment Contracts for U.S. Industrial Facilities Totaling 11 Million 760x605

Sep 26, 2023

Babcock & Wilcox Awarded Environmental Equipment Contracts for U.S. Industrial Facilities Totaling $11 Million

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that its B&W Environmental business segment has been awarded environmental equipment contracts totaling more than $11 million to supply two replacement wet electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) at two U.S. industrial facilities and rebuild a wet ESP for a third facility.