The key player in the projected energy plan burning the new shale gas is the internal combustion gas turbine using the Brayton Cycle, invented by George Brayton in 1870. In his invention, air was compressed and delivered to a combustion chamber where liquid fuel was injected and burned directly with the air. The hot gases then went to an expander.
BP acquires 750KW MT250s to reduce carbon footprint in Wyoming
FlexEnergy Inc. has shipped three of its Flex Turbine MT250s to BP, to help the energy group further reduce its carbon footprint at its Wamsutter, WY, water disposal facility, through a contract with Power Service Inc.
GE to supply 48 MW aeroderivative services to Turkey’s Bis Enerji
GE announced recently it would supply a 48-megawatt (MW) LM6000-PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine and related services to Turkey's independent power producer Bis Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS for expansion. This is an attractive solution offering high output power, 10-minute start-up capabilities, best-in-class reliability, highly efficient operation, low emissions and fuel-flexibility.
Driven by surging natural gas consumption in Asia and the United States, its global use rebounded 7.4 percent from its 2009 slump to hit a record 111.9 trillion cubic feet in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs Online report from the Worldwatch Institute.
Wood Group to maintain 7FA combined cycle plant in the US
Wood Group GTS has secured a multi-million dollar facility operations, maintenance and long-term gas turbine maintenance contract from Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc (AECI) for the Dell Power Plant in Arkansas recently.
Global nuclear generation capacity falls to 366.5 GW
Due to increasing costs of production, a slowed demand for electricity, and fresh memories of disaster in Japan, production of nuclear power fell to 366.5 gigawatts (GW) in 2011 from 375.5 GW at the end of 2010.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Gassnova SF, a Norwegian state enterprise handling carbon capture and storage (CCS) to undertake initial planning of the world’s largest class carbon dioxide capture facility.