Decarbonization for a 

net zero future

Babcock & Wilcox has been on the clean energy “trend” for many decades. We make big things happen through our B&W ClimateBright™ technological advancements that generate needed power, while lowering greenhouse gases and other emissions. And it all happens through B&W Research innovation.

A better way

In 1867, Stephen Wilcox said, “there must be a better way” to safely and efficiently generate power. For over 150 years, Babcock & Wilcox has been researching, inventing and improving better, cleaner ways to do so with a focus on environmental stewardship.

We didn’t just jump on the clean energy train; we're the engine driving it forward.

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Stephen Wilcox | 1867

Capturing the science behind carbon capture

The world wants action. More than 100 countries have committed to a carbon net-zero goal by the middle of this century. Nearly half of those 50 years have passed, so we cannot rest.

Every day, our goal is clear: reduce carbon, then reduce even more carbon. With over 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.

The Clean Facts:

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Proven decarbonization – today

Babcock & Wilcox technologies can capture carbon post-combustion, pre-combustion — and even in-situ — from conceptual research to commercial installation globally.

Our ClimateBright™ technologies work with a vast array of feedstock such as natural gas, biomass, petroleum coke, coal, municipal solid waste and syngas for both new and retrofit applications.

Introducing BrightLoop™ — The next generation of chemical looping

Chemical Looping has always been a good idea — but we've advanced the technology for decarbonization applications.

Babcock & Wilcox has partnered with some of the brightest minds in academia to demonstrate that Chemical Looping is ready for commercial scale-up. Our collaboration has shown that Chemical Looping can effectively separate CO2 while producing hydrogen, steam and/or syngas. Our Chemical Looping system is a game-changing evolution capable of ushering in a new era of decarbonization.

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A particle breakthrough
made it happen

This disrupter, breakthrough BrightLoop™ technology allowed B&W to make Chemical Looping possible for practical implementation.

The unique particle used in our design was developed by our university partner and is an extremely versatile oxide in terms of application, cost and abundance

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Capturing carbon every day
using a range of leading technologies

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SolveBright™ regenerable solvent absorption technology uses an advanced solvent to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants

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Our OxyBright™ oxy-combustion technology has been demonstrated at a large scale and is commercially ready

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B&W's BrightGen™ hydrogen combustion is also both commercially ready and currently in operation

For a net zero world

It’s an ambitious crusade, but we want to do our part. 

B&W is a leader, an innovator and an advocate for decarbonization in taking steps toward achieving the goal of reducing greenhouse gases.

We collaborate with universities to create best-in-class solutions; we partner with industry leaders and energy producers to develop programs that push the limits; and we have technologies that help improve energy production in over 90 countries.

From electric power generation to emissions, waste treatment and environmental engineering — for industries ranging from steel, cement, oil and gas to carbon black, food manufacturing, pulp and paper — we are ready for a clear path to a cleaner future.

Read more about B&W renewable, environmental and thermal technologies.

For more information, download the brochure

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Babcock & Wilcox.

We’re here to: CO2llaborate, CO2operate, CO2mmunicate and CO2nserve.

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