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PostPosted: Jan 08, 2017 11:15 am 
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Thanks Burghard.

I am intensely interested in this project at the moment as it represents the first semi-commercial/commercial use of a multi-megawatt class supercritical carbon dioxide turbine.
I am interested in supercritical carbon dioxide cycles as I am currently attempting to obtain funding for an MPhil where I hope to explore the integration of a condensing supercritical carbon dioxide cycle with a pressure tube water reactor like a CANDU.
We believe we can obtain higher efficiency than existing units with far more compact machinery, at a lower overall cost.
And also generate more electricity in colder weather thanks to a colder cold sink, which lines up well with the demand profile in the UK.


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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2017 9:38 am 
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And thanks to me for authoring this topic, E, and getting the NET Power topic going here on Kirk's ETF. Wow. Manners.

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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2017 9:32 am 
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Project Tundra is interesting. This was posted April 2016.

Still, a LFTR (Flibe Energy, Huntsville, AL) started on plutonium to run the thorium fuel cycle beats carbon oxidation by a million and leaves the fossil deposits in the ground. LFTR has the potential to enable far more.

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There is a flurry of new media coverage in advance of the commissioning of the La Porte plant:
https://www.netpower.com/news/


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PostPosted: Jun 03, 2018 8:50 pm 
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Yeah, there was some criticism of Toshiba for not doing their combustor tweaking elsewhere rather than live at the plant, delaying things.


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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2018 7:52 am 
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Burghard wrote:
There is a flurry of new media coverage in advance of the commissioning of the La Porte plant:
https://www.netpower.com/news/
Thank you, Burghard, for posting this link on my topic in Kirk's forum.

In other areas [references] of Kirk's forum here is another force that impacts incentives for thorium utilization for energy according to the plans (as I, one advocate for energy from thorium, understand them) of FLIBE Energy, Huntsville, AL. If Lockheed Martin's compact fusion reactor works, would it take away incentives to authorize thorium molten salt reactors?

One goal of fission energy plants is removing gaseous carbon emissions from energy production IF atmospheric carbon accumulations are an accepted concern. Dakota lignite intends to use the Net Power machine for zero-emissions power production where the captured CO2 is piped to the Bakken for shale oil extraction. In the carbon cycle, time will tell if this results in a net reduction in atmospheric carbon loading.

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