The STEP project was officially launched in March 2017, and is a six-year government-industry collaboration with three distinct budget periods.

Budget period 1 (ends October 2018)
Detailed Facility and Equipment Design (25 months)
  • System analysis, P&IDs, Component Specs
  • Design major equipment
  • Procure heat source, cooling tower and long-lead items
  • Materials and seal tests
  • Start site construction
Budget Period 2 (ends June 2024)
Fabrication and Construction (34 months)
  • Complete site construction and civil works
  • Fabrication and installation of major equipment
  • Commissioning and simple-cycle test
Budget Period 3
Facility Operation and Testing (20 months)
  • Facility reconfiguration
  • Test recompression cycle

Become a project partner

This open project is welcoming new partners from around the world. OEMs, engineering companies, and power plant owner/operators are invited to join to gain a better understanding of how sCO2 technology can improve high-efficiency power generation.


For more information, contact Markus Lesemann directly or call 818.405.9564