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Efficiency and Cost Improvements to an Oxyfuel Power Plant

The Department for Energy and Climate Change funded concept and feasibility study was carried out by Costain to assess the suitability of incorporating the Costain patented CO2 separation and purification technology into an Oxyfuel power plant.

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Advisory and Concept Development
Specialist Design
Technology Integration


High efficiency and low cost CO2 capture

using a Costain patented technology

Integration of patented technology

Costain carried out conceptual design work to evaluate the scheme in detail to see how it could operate in a power plant and whether worthwhile capital and operating savings were achievable. We were well placed for this piece of work as the carbon capture and purification process to be used was a Costain patented technology.

The work carried out by Costain provided the customer with the following benefits:

  • Enhanced understanding of how this type of system can be integrated into a power plant to maximise efficiency
  • Enhanced understanding of the role of impurities in an oxyfuel process
  • A demonstration of the potential for increased efficiency and reduced cost of CO2 capture

Contact and social


Gerard Shore, Sector Director
0161 910 3444
[email protected]