Versatile Technology with Many Applications
The supercritical CO2 cycle is known as “heat source flexible” and can produce cleaner, more efficient, and less expensive electricity from a variety of feedstocks, representing a true breakthrough in next-generation power.
sCO2 technology has potential for a broad range of power applications including fossil fuel-fired (gas and coal) power plants, renewable power (concentrated solar, biomass, geothermal), and next-generation nuclear plants. It can also be used for industrial waste heat recovery, where excess heat that otherwise would be wasted can be turned into valuable electricity. The technology can even be applied to more efficient and compact shipboard propulsion systems.