Committed to Clean Power Production

Emissions control and sustainability

C02llaborate 2 Decarbonize

We are ready for a clear path. Join us on this path to a world of cleaner energy, one that makes pure economic and environmental sense. Today — Babcock & Wilcox offers proven decarbonization technologies (along with decades of proven pre- and post-combustion carbon capture technologies). Tomorrow — we lead the way toward a net-zero future. It’s an ambitious crusade, but we've pledged to do our part.

B&W is committed to environmental sustainability, designing, engineering and deploying technologies proven to help preserve our earth’s natural resources. These include carbon capture, cooling systems, ash handling and state-of-the-art emissions control solutions for reducing particulate, mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, acid gas and other GHGs.

Capturing the science behind carbon capture.

Every day, our goal is clear: reduce carbon. And it all happens through B&W Research innovation.

Clean Power Production Infrastructure

More than 100 countries around the globe are committed to a carbon net-zero goal by mid-century. The world wants and needs to take action now to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on our atmosphere. With more than 90 active patents for carbon capture, B&W has been a leader in the research and development of decarbonization technologies for more than four decades. Building upon successful conceptual research and demonstration work, B&W is positioned to CO2llaborate 2 Decarbonize.

ClimateBright Decarbonization Technologies

Our revolutionary ClimateBright™ decarbonization technologies can capture carbon pre-combustion, post-combustion — and even in-situ — from conceptual research to commercial installation globally. We collaborate with universities and partners in the pursuit of best-in-class decarbonization technologies. Our proven systems work with a vast array of feedstock, such as natural gas, biomass, petroleum coke, coal, municipal solid waste and syngas.

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A wide variety
of industries:

  • Steel
  • Power
  • Cement
  • Oil and gas
  • Food manufacturing
  • Carbon black
  • Pulp and paper

New and retrofit

  • Electric power generation
  • District heating and cooling
  • Emissions control
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Hydrogen production

Featured Topics

Cooling Systems

Wet, dry and hybrid technologies

While wet cooling continues to be the most efficient way to cool plant equipment when water is readily available, dry cooling technology is becoming increasingly common as plant owners and operators look for ways to preserve water usage.

Our customized cooling solutions are engineered for a wide range of site-specific and project requirements, including high seismic and wind loads, vibration control, corrosion resistance, low-noise emission, sub-freezing operation, and seawater applications.

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Bottom Ash Handling

Effluent Limitation Guidelines

The challenge to effectively and reliably meet regulatory targets for bottom ash handling has often required plant operators to make significant investments in equipment modifications.

We set out to develop a new conveyance technology that met effluent limitation guidelines (ELG) and coal combustion residuals (CCR) requirements while minimizing modifications to the existing footprint. The result? B&W’s patented and proven its Allen-Sherman-Hoff® Submerged Grind Conveyor (SGC) system.

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Dioxin Removal

Innovative Material for Dioxin Removal

Dioxins are highly toxic substances and can be formed when waste is incinerated. There are therefore very strict requirements set for their low emissions.

Through our GMAB™ product line, B&W offers ADIOX® technology, a dioxin removal solution which has been proven in more than 100 installations worldwide. The technology is effective, safe and economical for reducing emissions of dioxins in waste, biomass, metal, chemical and other industries.

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Basics of ESP Operation

An electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is an effective method of particulate collection in power generation applications. Its history dates back to the early 20th century. Of course, technology upgrades to enhance performance have continued for nearly as long. We have prepared a two-part article discussing ESP operation and some of the available upgrades and modifications now available for new and existing installations.

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Upgrades to Existing Wet FGD Systems

Upgrading an existing wet FGD system may be an effective way to improve SO2 removal, allow the use of lower cost higher sulfur coals, reduce power consumption, allow for the use of an alternate, lower-cost reagent and improve the reliability of the system while reducing the operating and maintenance costs

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Factors that Affect ESP Collection Efficiency 

In Part 1, we reviewed the basics of ESP operation. This article explores design and operational problems that will negatively affect the collection performance of an ESP. It will also outline potential modifications to help improve performance and efficiency.

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Success Stories

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Alberta, Canada
Keephills Unit 3 Case Study
Spray dryer absorber, pulse jet fabric filter and mercury control systems result in high SO2 removal efficiency and low operation and maintenance costs.
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United States Flag
Iowa, USA
Lansing Generating Station Case Study
Circulating dry scrubber (CDS) designed, installed and integrated with fabric filter achieves SO2 removal efficiency up to 98%.
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Landskrona, Sweden
Landskrona Incineration Plant Case Study
Multi-fuel combined heat and power plant project included an SNCR, semi-dry flue gas cleaning with fly ash system and residual silo.
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Environmental Products, Services & Technologies

Our suite of emissions control and environmental technology solutions are engineered and proven to help preserve our earth’s natural resources. These include cooling systems, ash and material handling, chemical looping for carbon control, wastewater treatment, and state-of-the-art equipment for reducing particulate, mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, acid gas and other emissions.

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middle east BW SPIG

Nov 3, 2021

B&W Environmental Continues Business Growth in Middle East with Contract to Supply Cooling System for Petrochemical Facility

Babcock & Wilcox announced today that its B&W Environmental segment has been awarded a contract for approximately $5 million to supply a SPIG S.p.A. cooling system for a petrochemical facility in the Middle East.

OSU Dr v2. Fan and BW for BrightLoop

Nov 2, 2021

Babcock & Wilcox Signs Exclusive Global Licensing Agreement with Ohio State Innovation Foundation for Innovative Chemical Looping Technology for Decarbonization and Hydrogen Production, Further Enhancing B&W’s BrightLoop™ Offering

Babcock & Wilcox announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Ohio State Innovation Foundation for an exclusive, worldwide commercial license for a chemical looping process and particle used for decarbonization and the production of hydrogen, steam and/or syngas, which complements B&W’s existing technology portfolio.

bw environmental 30 milliion contract

Oct 28, 2021

Babcock & Wilcox Environmental Awarded Contract for Approximately $30 Million to Supply Emissions Control Technologies for U.S. Industrial Facility

Babcock & Wilcox announced today that its B&W Environmental segment has been awarded a contract for approximately $30 million to design and supply a full suite of environmental technologies for a U.S. industrial facility.


Oct 7, 2021

B&W Environmental Awarded $10 Million Contract to Install Technologies to Help Customer Meet Environmental Compliance Requirements

Babcock & Wilcox announced today that its B&W Environmental segment has been awarded a contract for approximately $10 million to install ash-handling equipment that will support its customer’s environmental compliance requirements. The installation work will be performed by Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., LLC.

Greenland WtE Project 2021

Jul 26, 2021

B&W Continues Asia-Pacific Growth With $11 Million in Power Plant Emissions Control Contracts

B&W announced today that it has entered into two contracts to design and supply advanced technologies to achieve reduced emissions and generate cleaner energy at a power plant in Asia.

B&W SPIG Warehouse

Jul 20, 2021

Babcock & Wilcox BrightGen Hydrogen Combustion Technology Provides Zero-Carbon Energy Generation

B&W, a leading innovator in technologies to combat climate change, is providing its BrightGen™ technology to customers seeking a powerful hydrogen combustion solution for utility and industrial applications where efficient, zero-carbon dioxide (CO2)-emissions energy generation is a goal.

WtE Amager Bakke Denmark Waste to Energy

Jul 1, 2021

Babcock & Wilcox Assists Amager Resource Center’s Application to E.U. to Fund Innovative Carbon Capture Project in Denmark

B&W Environmental announced today that it will support Amager Resource Center’s (ARC) application for more than €120 million ($140 million USD) in European Union funding to build an advanced carbon dioxide (CO2) capture facility.

SolveBright Post Combustion CO2 Scrubbing Technology Babcock Wilcox

Jun 30, 2021

B&W SolveBright™ Technology Designed to Deliver Economical and Efficient CO2 Capture Across Range of Industries

B&W, a leading innovator in clean energy technologies, is ready to provide its SolveBright™ post-combustion regenerable solvent based solution to help customers reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industrial and utility plants and other facilities.