In gas turbine operation there is a strong desire to increase performance and efficiency, and lower emissions without sacrificing safety and reliability. With an end goal of achieving low NOx, high efficiency and long equipment lifetime, several technologies such as low temperature combustion, novel heat transfer systems, and dilute endothermic fuels are being investigated. The concept of Fuel Integrated Energy Recuperative Aero-derivative (FIERA) Turbines incorporates these technologies and looks toward achieving record low emissions and high efficiency without compromise to safety and reliability in gas turbine operation.

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Principal Investigator: Paul Erickson

Additional Staff: Steven Wirya, George Hererra, Jonathan Doyle

Graduate Students: Logan Bekker (military)