Design and Developed by Jupiter Oxygen Dept


We developed mitigation technology that yields near zero emissions to meet the growing global energy demand.

Technology Development

Jupiter Oxygen Corporation's patented fossil fuel combustion technology uses a high temperature flame with 95% to 100% pure oxygen for combustion while air is excluded. Therefore, there is no airborne nitrogen. Nitrogen uses energy during combustion, thereby reducing the amount of energy available to be transferred to the water tubes for the making of steam. Lower nitrogen means that more combustion energy is available for making steam. The oxy-coal flame is at a much higher temperature and generates far more radiant energy transfer than an air-coal flame [also true using other fuels]. Radiant heat transfer is far more efficient than convective heat transfer. (Note that the higher flame temperature can be safely used for power plant retrofits with existing materials and existing process temperatures). Furthermore, Jupiter's combustion technology operates at or very close to stoichiometry and creates longer residence times. This means that there is a more efficient burn of the fuel and more time for the energy generated to be absorbed as the heated gas passes through the boiler.

Project Development

From 2006 until 2012, Jupiter Oxygen has operated a 15 MWthermal oxy-combustion test facility in Hammond, Indiana (Jupiter Oxygenss 3rd generation oxy-fuel development unit). The unit and testing has been supported through federal funding and was conducted with the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The development work is based upon Jupiter Oxygen's unique oxy-fuel combustion technology and NETL's Integrated Pollution Removal [IPR] system. This development facility utilized a 50 MMBtu high flame temperature oxy-fuel burner that serves a 5 MWe equivalent test unit



Technology Development and Demonstration Work

In cooperation with the NETL and industry partners, Jupiter Oxygen is advancing the creation of a close to zero emission fossil fuel power plant, limiting NOx, SOx, particulate and mercury emissions to ultra-low levels based upon Jupiter's unique high flame temperature oxy-fuel process..

  • 2004 to 2006: Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with U.S. DOE - NETL
    (DOE CRADA #04-08-JUP)
    • Objective : To share expertise in the fields of fossil-fuell power plants and fossil fuel-fired burners
  • 2006 to 2012: Oxy-Combustion Burner and Integrated Pollutant Removal Research and Development Test Facility, Hammond IN
    (DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DE-FC26-06NT42811)
    • To operate an oxy-combustion test facility built around a 15 MWth steam boiler (first on natural gas and then on coal)
    • A pilot scale demonstration of CO₂ capture system was developed with USDOE NETL.
    • Parametric studies performed at the facility demonstrated the feasibility of Jupiter Oxygen's high flame temperature oxy-combustion technology for boiler firing and generated technical data necessary for scale-up and optimization. In addition, the test facility provided a platform for high flame temperature burner development.
  • 2015 to 2018: "Characterizing Impacts of High Temperatures and Pressures in Oxy-coal Combustion Systems"
    (DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FE0025168)
    Reaction Engineering International / University of Utah / Praxair / Jupiter Oxygen Corporation
    • Objective: "To perform multi-scale experiments, mechanism development, and computational fluid dynamics modeling to generate modeling tools and mechanism capable of describing high-temperature and -pressure oxy-coal combustion."

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