Based on the current availability and feasibility of alternatives, fossil fuels are assured to remain a significant source for the world’s electricity production.
Further, the combination of tightening environmental regulations on sulphur emissions and the increasing scarcity of low sulphur fuel (fuel gas, oil or coal) means that the power generation industry faces significant challenges when it comes to flue gas desulphurization (FGD).
The regenerable Shell Cansolv technology can easily adapt to varying levels of sulphur content fuel.
Be it a low sulphur fuel oil or a high sulphur coal, CANSOLV's SO2 scrubbing is ideal for treating flue gases to industry leading emissions levels (less than 15 ppmv);
while not relying on conventional alkali reagents such as lime, limestone or caustic.
Further, the large operating range of a CANSOLV SO2 Scrubbing System allows for ultimate flexibility in power plant operations in the form of optional fuel switching regardless of sulphur content.
When combined with the CANSOLV CO2 Capture System, Shell Cansolv's technology provides a complete gas capture system for power plants.