Frontiers in Energy

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 114–119 | Cite as

Development of a supercritical and an ultra-supercritical circulating fluidized bed boiler

  • Junfu LyuEmail author
  • Hairui Yang
  • Wen Ling
  • Li Nie
  • Guangxi Yue
  • Ruixin Li
  • Ying Chen
  • Shilong Wang
Review Article


The supercritical circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, which combines the advantages of CFB combustion with low cost emission control and supercritical steam cycle with high efficiency of coal energy, is believed to be the future of CFB combustion technology. It is also of greatest importance for low rank coal utilization in China. Different from the supercritical pulverized coal boiler that has been developed more than 50 years, the supercritical CFB boiler is still a new one which requires further investigation.Without any precedentor engineering reference, Chinese researchers have conducted fundamental research, development, design of the supercritical CFB boilers independently. The design theory and key technology for supercritical CFB boiler were proposed. Key components and novel structures were invented. The first 600 MWe supercritical CFB boiler and its auxiliaries were successfully developed and demonstrated in Baima Power Plant, Shenhua Group as well as the simulator, control technology, installation technology, commissioning technology, system integration and operation technology. Compared with the 460 MWe supercritical CFB in Poland, developed in the same period and the only other supercritical one of commercial running in the word beside Baima, the 600 MWe one in Baima has a better performance. Besides, supercritical CFB boilers of 350 MWe have been developed and widely commercialized in China. In this paper, the updated progress of 660 MWe ultra-supercritical CFB boilers under development is introduced.


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This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFB0600201).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junfu Lyu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hairui Yang
    • 1
  • Wen Ling
    • 2
  • Li Nie
    • 3
  • Guangxi Yue
    • 1
  • Ruixin Li
    • 2
  • Ying Chen
    • 2
  • Shilong Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Shenhua GroupBeijingChina
  3. 3.Dongfang Boiler Works GroupZigongChina

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