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Is the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Market Reaching Critical Mass?

Is the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Market Reaching Critical Mass?

By Dr. David Schowalter
May 11, 2018

There is obviously a huge amount of interest in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) within the energy industry. One reason is because sCO2 Brayton power cycles operate in the same way as other...

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Ground Source Heat Energy Storage for Power Generation

Ground Source Heat Energy Storage for Power Generation

By Francis A. Di Bella, P.E.
Nov 15, 2017

Have you ever been to the beach on a very hot day? Then I am sure you noticed that the sand is very, very hot, uncomfortably so. Congratulations, you have had first-hand experience with ground source...

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When the Dream Turns Into a Nightmare: Resilient Power for Island Economies

When the Dream Turns Into a Nightmare: Resilient Power for Island Economies

By Barbara Shea
Nov 2, 2017

Who has not dreamed of living on an island? You’re getting away from it all, walking alone along a secluded beach, as the ocean gently laps at shore…ahhhh. Excuse me – I have to go search for...

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We Are All Being Robbed!  Some Thoughts on Energy Heat Recovery

We Are All Being Robbed!  Some Thoughts on Energy Heat Recovery

By Francis A. Di Bella, P.E.
Sep 28, 2017

There are not many people who would argue that if you only received 30% of a commodity that you need to purchase every day to enable you to have your share of “…life, liberty and the pursuit of...

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Agile Engineering Design System for Steam and Organic Rankine Cycle Turbines

Agile Engineering Design System for Steam and Organic Rankine Cycle Turbines

By Concepts NREC
Sep 1, 2016

Expanding design capabilities for advanced high-performance turbines for steam and organic Rankine cycle power generation is a constant area of focus in developing Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering...

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The CN300: Converting Low Temperature Heat to Electric Power

The CN300: Converting Low Temperature Heat to Electric Power

By Concepts NREC
Sep 1, 2016

Concepts NREC introduces licensing for its new compact, high-speed, hermetically sealed turbogenerator. Nominally rated for 300 kWe, the CN300 is designed for converting low temperature heat to...

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