Established in 1867, Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) is a global leader in renewable, environmental and thermal technologies and services for power and industry. We continue to meet the challenges of providing low-carbon technology solutions.
Through our Renewable segment and Vølund™ technology, B&W has supplied more than 650 waste-to-energy plants (WTE) worldwide. WTE is a cost-effective and ecologically sound way to recover valuable resources by producing electricity and/or providing heating and cooling, and by diverting waste from landfills. It can be a significant part of today’s circular economy. We have engineered, built and operated systems for both mass burning of municipal solid waste (MSW) and utilizing refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The maximum recovery of resources is a top priority in both system designs.
Our DynaGrate® pivoting combustion grates and Precision Jet® overfire air systems are advanced designs which provide environmental benefits during combustion, including the destruction of dioxins and furans, and minimized formation of NOx, CO and unburned carbon.
B&W’s suite of ClimateBright™ decarbonization technologies includes SolveBright™ post-combustion carbon capture which absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from flue gas in an absorber using a regenerable solvent; OxyBright™ oxygen-combustion; BrightGen™ hydrogen combustion; and the BrightLoop™ chemical looping process which isolates CO2 for storage/sequestration or beneficial use while producing desirable outputs such as hydrogen, steam and/or syngas. The BrightLoop process works with a vast array of feedstock such as natural gas, biomass, municipal solid waste, petroleum coke and coal in both new and retrofit applications.
We are leaders in providing thermal steam generation solutions as well as a full suite of emissions control and environmental technologies, cooling systems, ash handling systems, particulate control, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides removal, mercury control, and flue gas condensation for energy recovery. Integrated aftermarket services include engineered equipment upgrades, replacement parts, condition assessment, field engineering services, and construction.