Echogen awarded DOE funding to complete advanced turbine technology project


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 14 projects to receive approximately $7 million in federal funding under the funding opportunity announcement, DE-FOA-0001816, Advanced Components for 65 Percent Combined Cycle Efficiency, Super Critical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) Power Cycles and Advanced Modular Heat Engines.

These cost-shared research and development projects will support the goals of The Office of Fossil Energy’s Advanced Energy Systems Program by developing advanced, highly efficient, turbine-based technologies for coal-derived synthesis gas, coal-derived hydrogen, and natural gas.

Echogen Power Systems will define a hybrid gas turbine sCO2 power cycle design to achieve improved steady-state and transient performance relative to a baseline gas turbine/sCO2 combined cycle plant. The cycle optimization code will be extended to include the gas turbine system. With this approach, an integrated optimization process can be used to obtain higher thermodynamic efficiency for the overall plant. The commercial embodiment of this system could benefit microgrid and remote power installations by improving their efficiency and load-following characteristics.

DOE Funding: $500,000; Non-DOE Funding: $125,000; Total Value: $625,000

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