Rodney John Allam (UK)

The 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate; The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member; Partner, 8 Rivers Capital, Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

A lead author of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) special report on carbon dioxide storage and capture awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) and renowned chemical engineer who is credited with inventions related to power generation. Awarded with the Global Energy Prize for the development of new processes and equipment for production of gases and cryogenic liquids, as well as for the development and implementation of technology for production of electricity in power systems. Inventor of the Allam power cycle, which is a process for converting fossil fuels into mechanical power while capturing the generated carbon dioxide and water. Thus, this technology allows generating low-cost power from carbon-based fuels without producing air emissions. Additional advantage – production of electricity at the same low cost as other modern gas-fired turbines – about 6 cents per kilowatt-hour. The first 50-megawatt Allam Cycle plant fueled by natural gas is being built now in Texas. The first major plant is panned to be launched up in 2020.

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