This is a large pilot project (approximately 30–60 megawatts in scale), located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, whose goals are to investigate the performance of oxy-fuel combustion technology when firing difficult-to-burn liquid fuels such as asphalt, and to assess the operation and performance of the carbon dioxde (CO2) capture unit of the project. The project will build on knowledge from a 15 megawatt oxy-combustion small pilot that was operated in the United States by Alstom. An anticipated outcome from the project will be identifying and overcoming scale-up and bottleneck issues as a step towards future commercialization of the technology.
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at the 5th CSLF Ministerial in November 2015.
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