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.
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
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..