2011 Australian Course

The 3rd APP OFWG Oxy-fuel Capacity Building Course

11-12 September 2011, Capricorn Hotel, Yeppoon, Queensland AUSTRALIA


A Successful Course

With over 40 delegates from universities, power stations and government bodies, the 3rd APP OFWG Capacity Building Course was considered a complete success.  The course was discussed in a number of forums throughout the IEA 2nd Oxyfuel Combustion Conference with particular mention paid to the international depth and participation of attending delegates.  Congratulations to all of the lecturers who kindly donated their time for the course.  Their presentations can be found through the links below.  



The course will be held the day prior to the IEA 2nd Oxy-fuel Combustion Conference at the same venue.  The course will be designed as an introduction to Oxy-fuel technology, to provide background knowledge to delegates new to the subject.  The target audience for the course will be for university and power generation industries within Australia and Asia.

Oxy-fuel technology is a leading carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology

Conventional pf coal-fired boilers use air for combustion in which the nitrogen from the air dilutes the CO2 concentration in the flue gas. In oxy-fuel technology, combustion with oxygen typically of greater than 95% purity and recycled flue gas is used for combustion of the fuel. By recycling the flue gas, a gas consisting mainly of CO2 and water is generated, ready for sequestration without stripping of the CO2 from the gas stream. The recycled flue gas is used to control flame temperature and make up the volume of the missing N2 to ensure there is enough gas to carry the heat through the boiler. Demonstrations pilot-scale studies will lead to commercial deployment.

Oxyfuel Course Flyer

Course Schedule

Sunday September 11th
1600 Course registration and coffee
1700 - 1900

Oxy-fuel technology overview

Prof Terry Wall, University of Newcastle, Australia
International status of oxy-fuel technology and carbon capture and storage

Professor Sankar Bhattacharya, Monash University, Australia
Fluidised bed combustion oxy-fuel and CCS

1900 Course Dinner
Sunday September 12th

Oxy-fuel principles

Dr Rohan Stanger, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, AUSTRALIA
Oxy-fuel science

Professor Joerg Maier, University of  Stuttgart, GERMANY
Pilot scale testing

Vince White, Air Products, UK
Oxygen production and CO2 compression

1200-1300 Lunch

Oxy-fuel demonstration projects and large pilot-scale testing

Toshihiko Yamada, IHI, JAPAN
The Callide Oxy-fuel Project (COP)

Denny McDonald, Babcock and Wilcox, USA
The Futuregen 2.0 Project

Professor Monica Lupion, Fundacion de la Energia, CIUDEN, SPAIN
The CIUDEN Oxy-CFB pilot plant and Compostilla Project (OXYCFB300)

Professor Lars Stromberg, Vattenfall AB, SWEDEN
Schwarze Pumpe & Jaenschwalde



Panel Introduction: John Marion, Alstom
Why Oxy combustion?

Panel discussion, dealing with current issues and the future of the technology, and nominated questions such as:

  • The "Big Picture" for Oxyfuel - comparison with other CCS technologies, carbon avoidance costs and future energy/carbon markets, issues of CCS piblic acceptability, regulation, the potential evolution of Oxyfuel Pwer Plant, advantages/comparisons of Oxy-CFB
  • Technical issues to deployment - oxy-USC, O2 production, gas cleaning, transport & storage
  • Other issues nominated by delegates prior to course
1700 Summing and closure

Prof Terry Wall, University of Newcastle, Australia