The event aspired to highlight the successful CFB history built over the past decades while discussing the future technological challenges against the background of energy transition. Thanks to a valuable combination of specialist lectures and a panel discussion the participants including the former CFB combustion patent holders Prof Dr Lothar Reh – the brain behind the CFB principle – Dr Martin Hirsch and Dr Ludolf Plass as well plant operators, the event resulted in a winning analysis of associated risks and chances.
Among other participants Dr Ludolf Plass clearly outlined CFB technology to be a promising solution that meets the requirements of future power generation: “Plant operators face demanding future challenges in terms of their use of fuel types as well as framework conditions which means power production plants need to be flexible when it comes to efficient combustion of changing fuels, including those with the most difficult properties. CFB plants can reliably deliver on these requirements making them the solution of choice for both efficient and environment-friendly future energy generation.”
CFB combustion plants have proven their flexibility across a wide range of different fuel types such as solid fossil, substitute and low quality fuels as well as biomass which reflects the high level of adaptability of the technology that guarantees a flexible and reliable power generation in the future while complying with most stringent emissions standards.