Tina Casey writes in CleanTechnica about the potential of carbon dioxide turbines.
- The Department of Energy is exploring ways to advance carbon dioxide turbines.
- Unlike steam turbines which deploy steam as a working fluid, these carbon dioxide turbines rely on a concentrated form of carbon dioxide — sCO2 for short — that hovers somewhere between a gas and a liquid.
- Harnessing sCO2 could improve energy efficiency at power plants by 10% and improve efficiency across supply chains.
- These turbines could improve the efficiency of carbon capture operations and also rely on concentrated solar power.
Read the full article here.