One of the first projects of its kind in the world, Broadwing would represent more than a half-billion-dollar investment into Central Illinois, building on the existing carbon storage facility at Decatur. 8 Rivers Capital, through its Zero Degrees development business, and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have agreed in principle to locate the Broadwing facility adjacent to ADM’s processing complex in Decatur
It will generate 280 MW of clean power available 24/7 while capturing its CO2 for sequestration.
The design is based on the NET Power system, which combusts fuel with oxygen, as opposed to air, and uses supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid to drive a turbine instead of steam.
This eliminates all emissions, including air pollution and CO2, and inherently produces pipeline-quality CO2 that can be sequestered, all while operating at competitive cost and efficiency to traditional gas power plants.
This technology was proven by NET Power and represents a game-changing advance in the search for solutions to climate change, one that makes today’s fossil fuel power plant’s economically and environmentally obsolete.
Developed by Rodney Allam and Jeremy Fetvedt, NET Power’s semi-closed loop technology leverages oxy-combustion to produce emissions-free power.
The Allam-Fetvedt Cycle burns natural gas with pure oxygen. The resulting CO2 is recycled through the combustor, turbine, heat exchanger, and compressor, creating lower-cost power with zero emissions.