GE’s Steam Cycle Solutions for power plants can improve the operation and performance of key assets in steam driven power plants. In traditional fossil fuel applications
GE's Steam Cycle Solutions provide combustion control and optimization for steam driven power plants, and can improve the performance of both traditional fossil fuel and biomass plant boilers and turbines. This can reduce fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions by 3-5% compared to plants without comparable technology. For example, in a 15MW biomass power plant operating 8,000 hours per year, GE's control method can smooth out combustion variations associated with the 10-20% natural BTU variation in biomass fuel reducing fuel consumption by 3-5% and associated CO2 emissions by as much as 6,900-11,600 metric tons a year, equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of approximately 1,300-2,280 cars on US roads.