Advanced Turbomachinery Components for Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Email Page
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Performer:  Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Location:  Chatsworth, California
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 06/30/2016 Award Number:  FE0023998
Technology Area:  Advanced Turbines Total Award Value:  $786,872
Key Technology:  Turbo-machinery for Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles DOE Share:  $572,928
Performer Share:  $213,944

Design space for Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) turbomachinery<br/>in direct and indirect SCO<sub>2</sub> power cycles.
Design space for Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) turbomachinery
in direct and indirect SCO2 power cycles.

Project Description

Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) along with Duke Energy, Alstom Power, Electric Power Research, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are developing more innovatively mature turbomachinery components for indirectly and directly heated supercritical CO2 (SCO2) power generation cycles. The project team will perform systems analyses for both directly and indirectly heated cycles; perform turbomachinery layout studies; and perform a technology gap analysis to assess where future investments and testing are needed. AR and ORNL will also perform long duration high-temperature, high-pressure exposure tests on a variety of materials in SCO2 to determine materials compatibility and inform future turbomachinery designs.

Project Benefits

The developed technologies will enable the economic deployment of coal power with carbon capture and sequestration with a predicted levelized cost of electricity reduction over first-generation technologies and a reduced cost of CO2 capture. The project will also provide a technology gap assessment to inform the commercialization path expected to lead to commercial operation.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Seth Lawson:
Technology Manager Richard Dennis:
Principal Investigator Kevin Lunde: