STEP Demo: Generating Power More Efficiently with Transformational sCO2 Technology
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM CT
Series: Gas-Fired Power’s Role in the Energy Transition
GTI, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and GE Research are revolutionizing future power generation with design and construction of the 10 MWe Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) pilot plant known as STEP Demo. High-efficiency sCO2-based power cycles are highly adaptable to a variety of existing heat sources and use smaller turbo-machinery which results in a more cost-effective and efficient system. The project is being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. DOE/NETL) and numerous other industry partners, and the team was recognized as a finalist in the POWER Awards Emerging Technology Developer category in July.
The project will advance and mature the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) Brayton power cycle and demonstrate a next-generation, fully integrated functional electricity generating power plant with dramatically improved efficiencies, economics, and environmental performance.
John Marion, Senior Program Director, Energy Supply and Conversion at Gas Technology Institute
Aaron McClung, Ph.D., Manager, Power Cycle Machinery Section at Southwest Research Institute
Jason Mortzheim, sCO2 Platform Leader at GE Research, US