Development of Models and Methods to describe Solid Fuel Combustion in an Oxy-Fuel Atmosphere

The safe supply of energy and electrical power is a major challenge of the 21st century and requires operation of central thermal power plants in the next decades. To fight global warming, new power plants with almost no or even zero emissions of greenhouse gases (i.e. CO2) are necessary.

One methodology to meet the request for negative CO2 emissions is solid fuel “Biomass Energy Carbon Capture Usage and Storage” (BECCUS) as highlighted by the IPCC report [1].

Global warming calls for a fast development, design and construction of this new generation power plants operated with sustainable energy. Developing these next-generation power plants based on traditional engineering, numerous time-consuming scaling and demonstration steps would be necessary. To accelerate these developments more predictive development tools are urgently needed to reduce time-to-market for new energy technologies.

The vision of the Collaborative Research Center CRC/TRR 129 „Oxyflame“ is to provide these Predictive Engineering design tools for oxyfuel based burners and boilers as the key components of future BECCUS plants.

[1] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Global Warming of 1.5°C: An IPCC Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C Above Pre-Industrial Levels and Related Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Pathways, in the Context of Strengthening the Global Response to the Threat of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Efforts to Eradicate Poverty (2018).

CRC/Transregio 129 "Oxyflame" has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) – project number 215035359.