SCO2 FAQs
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SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE (sCO2) TECHNOLOGY - BASICS

  • Q: What is supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2)?
  • Q: How does a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2)-based power cycle work?
  • Q: What is the indirect-fired supercritical CO2 power cycle?
  • Q: What is the direct-fired supercritical CO2 power cycle?
  • Q: What are the advantages of the supercritical CO2-based power cycle?
  • Q: Is supercritical CO2 safe for use in the cycle?
  • Q: Does the supercritical CO2 power cycle have other applications?

SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE TECHNOLOGY - ENVIRONMENT

  • Q: What are the environmental benefits of the supercritical carbon dioxide power cycle?
  • Q: How can the supercritical CO2 power cycle provide an opportunity for carbon capture?

SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE TECHNOLOGY - INDUSTRY

  • Q: Are there any operating supercritical CO2-based power plants?
  • Q: How will the supercritical CO2 power cycle be developed towards commercial applications?
  • Q: What opportunities exist for commercial application of the sCO2 power cycle?

SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE TECHNOLOGY - R&D

  • Q: What is DOE doing to make sCO2 power cycles less expensive and clean?