Triangle-area energy professionals will join students, faculty and staff from area universities at the Duke University Energy Initiative’s February 18 Energy Mix.
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This Mix is cohosted by 8 Rivers Capital, a Durham-based firm working to develop sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to important societal problems. They focus on large-scale innovation with repeatable results, using a unique model to commercialize technologies in what they call “Blue Oceans”—fields lacking in creative disruption and outside thinking.
Just one element of the 8 Rivers portfolio is the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle: a new way to generate low-cost power from carbon-based fuels without producing air emissions. The Allam-Fetvedt Cycle uses the oxy-combustion of carbon fuels and a high-pressure supercritical C02 Working fluid in a highly recuperated cycle that captures all emissions by design. The only byproducts are liquid water and a stream of high-purity, pipeline ready CO2. The cycle can utilize a variety of fuels, including natural gas, unprocessed raw and sour gas, and gasified solid fuels such as coal or biomass. The Allam-Fetvedt Cycle embodies major advantages over conventional systems: attaining high efficiencies at low costs with low to no water consumption. All this with full, free emissions capture. 8 Rivers is currently building the first Allam-Fetvedt Cycle power plant.
Fun fact: 8 Rivers employs several Duke alumni, including CEO and Cofounder Bill Brown (JD’80 and Duke Law Professor Emeritus), Scott Martin (E’14), and Mike McGroddy (E’09, E’11).
STUDENTS: Interested in transportation to the American Tobacco Campus? Sign-up for carpooling!