Supercritical CO2 Brayton for Compact High Efficiency Power Generation
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, United States
Sandia National Laboratories is developing a thermal-to-electric power conversion technology in a configuration called the recompression closed Brayton cycle (RCBC). The closed Brayton cycle is a proven power technology that uses carbon dioxide as opposed to seam, thereby increasing conversion efficiency compared to the steam Rankine cycle.
Primary Application Area: Conventional Energy
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
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Value Proposition: This technology will reduce the costs of energy production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and is applicable to any heat source. The thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency of the closed Brayton cycle can be dramatically higher than other cycles for applications such as nuclear energy, concentrated solar power, and waste heat sources.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 614
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Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners