Ohio-headquartered Babcock & Wilcox announced on 11 January that its B&W Environmental segment has won a contract with Philips 66 Limited to design a flue gas pre-treatment technology upstream from a planned carbon capture system on the Philips 66 Limited Humber Refinery’s Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) in North Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom.
The pre-treatment technology is essential to enable carbon capture technology to work optimally, stated Adam Young, Project Lead at the Philips 66 Limited Humber Refinery in a press release.
He added that this proposed project would be ‘first of its kind’ for an FCC. Experience gained from this project could aid over 300 FCCs around the world to reduce carbon emissions and support industry to decarbonize.
Phillips 66 Limited’s Humber Refinery carbon capture facility plans are part of the Humber Zero project, a world-scale carbon reduction project to support the decarbonization of critical UK industry. The project aims to capture up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030.
“B&W has many decades of experience working with customers in the oil, gas and refining industries, providing technologies to make processes cleaner and more efficient,” said Joe Buckler, B&W Senior Vice President, Clean Energy. “As the global leader in pre-treatment technologies for post-combustion carbon capture, the opportunity to work with Phillips 66 Limited aligns well with our experience and expertise.”
“B&W has a complete suite of proven environmental technologies in our portfolio, including the addition of the engineering expertise of our Hamon Research-Cottrell technology, which complements our decarbonization and carbon capture solutions,” Buckler said. “We thank Phillips 66 Limited for selecting us for this important clean energy project.”