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Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower
Orama Energy has reimagined pumped storage hydropower (PSH). 
The central feature of Orama Energy's novel closed-loop pumped storage hydropower power plants is the integration of oxy-fuel combustion engines along with solid oxide electrolyzer cells ("SOEC") and in situ methanation reactors. 
Each of our power generation plants will be capable of re-cycling in excess of ninety percent  of its emissions into fuel and oxygen for reuse by the engines. The rest of the carbon dioxide is cooled to be used as a refrigerant in the plant.
The result, zero emission power generation with a ninety percent reduction in natural gas fuel costs when compared to conventional natural gas power stations.

It is also planned that these PSH plants will be predominantly 'off-river' sites that produce power from water pumped to an upper reservoir without significant natural inflow.  This reduces the ecological footprint and enables rapid deployment of our technology.
With no emissions emitted to the atmosphere, Orama Energy's technological solution, once integrated into the grid, will rapidly decarbonize electrical power generation across North American, and in time, around the World. 

Conventional pumped-storage hydropower facilities: are a type of hydroelectric storage system where water is pumped from a water source up to a storage reservoir at a higher elevation and is released from the upper reservoir to power hydro turbines located below the upper reservoir.

The electricity for pumping may be supplied by hydro turbines or by other types of power plants including fossil fuel or nuclear power plants. They usually pump water to storage when electricity demand is low and wholesale electricity prices are relatively low and release the stored water to generate electricity during peak electricity demand periods when wholesale electricity prices are relatively high.

Pumped-storage hydroelectric systems generally use more electricity to pump water to the upper water storage reservoirs than they produce with the stored water. Therefore, pumped-storage facilities have net negative electricity generation balances. The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes electricity generation from pumped storage hydroelectric power plants as negative generation.


By converging carbon capture utilization (CCU) technologies, Orama Energy will seek to reshape energy infrastructure by converting pumped-storage facilities into positive generation.


The prospect of zero emission grid power will transform society. With CCU, this is achieved with the redeployment of CO2 collected from one industrial process utilized in another process.

The goal is to supply zero emission grid power that would also be used to charge commuter electric vehicles/trucks and, when combined with our zero emission powertrain technology for shipping and locomotive applications, all but eliminate emissions from the transport and energy sectors. 

zero emission shipping solution

Orama Energy, Inc. is developing proprietary technology for the marine sector by incorporating a reversible solid oxide cell stack into a hybrid marine engine assembly.

Our technology is designed to entirely eliminate emissions from the global shipping industry whilst driving down costs with emissions from the oxy-fuel engine redeployed to feed a fuel cell as part of the overall on-board marine powerplant. 


zero emission locomotive solution

Orama Energy, Inc. powertrain technology is also suitable for locomotives.

zero emission agriculture solution

Orama Energy, Inc. is developing zero emission technology that integrates a small on-site methanation plant into existing farms. 

The incorporation of micro-methanation plants into farming so as to convert emissions into fuel not only eliminates emissions but can also dramatically drive down the energy costs of farming.

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"If you want to understand the exquisite simplicity of carbon capture utilization, think in terms of the conservation of mass, matter, energy and charge."

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