Recovery Act - Vaporization Cooling for IGCC Turbines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$147,327.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
02-10ER85618
Award Id:
99581
Agency Tracking Number:
92273
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
04 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
030381729
Principal Investigator:
David Stickler
Dr.
(978) 663-9500
dstickler@aerodyne.com
Business Contact:
George Wittreich
Mr.
(978) 663-9500
gnw@aerodyne.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Electrical power generation consumes a large fraction of the nations fossil fuel, notably coal, and produces significant CO2 emissions. Gas turbine based cycles such as IGCC are constrained by turbine component temperature limits, and consequently have potential for lower fuel consumption and emissions. A novel, highly effective technology for cooling rotating turbine components has been under exploratory development for high performance aircraft propulsion. This program will lead to demonstration of its application to gas turbine based stationary power generation, specifically advanced IGCC systems. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Superior turbine cooling directly drives increased efficiency. Improved generation efficiency will decrease fuel consumption, emissions and consumer cost. The technology is also potentially applicable to commercial aircraft propulsion, decreasing fuel consumption and emissions.

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