Groundbreaking supercritical carbon dioxide pilot power plant set for Texas


A $119m, 10-megawatt supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) facility has been launched by Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®), GE Global Research (GE).

The Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) pilot plant, known as STEP Demo, will demonstrate the next generation of higher-efficiency, lower-cost electric power technology.

Under this $119 million Department of Energy (DOE) public/private partnership, GTI, SwRI and GE will design, build, and operate a facility to be located at the SwRI campus in San Antonio, Texas, to develop technologies that will supply the next generation of higher efficiency, lower cost electric power.

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