The Allam-Fetvedt Cycle: Low-carbon power generation with oxyfuel combustion


Affordable, clean power is essential to drive sustainable economic development and prosperity. Renewables such as wind, solar, hydro, and tidal power will be integral in the energy mix, as will nuclear power generation. In addition, the Allam-Fetvedt cycle can enable the use of coal and natural gas or LNG to contribute to a climate-friendly, Net Zero future.

It offers high-efficiency power generation from traditional fossil fuels in an innovative process that avoids greenhouse gas emissions. It is independent of weather conditions and can complement variable and intermittent modes of power generation.

With its roots in industrial gases, the cycle’s main inventor is a former Air Products engineer. Furthermore, the process relies on oxy-fuel combustion to ensure that pollutant emissions area voided and carbon dioxide (CO2) from hydrocarbon combustion can easily be captured.

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