The objectives of the study were to review the potential fuels which may be available to the marine industry from the present to the year 2000 and to define the economic, technical, and environmental/social impacts of these alternative fuels on marine power plants. This report discusses the primary fuels/prime mover combinations with the aim of helping the industry in choosing the proper power plants for new construction and retrofits. The study also addresses which fuels can be used in the various types of current power plants. It does not attempt to show the comparative economics of the various power plant fuel alternatives, since these are very dependent on service factor and vessel requirements that are peculiar to each owner. In summary, this report is a handbook on alternate fuels, fuel processing, fuel/power plant interaction, and the factors to be considered in selecting a power plant in today's uncertainty.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Transportation Research Board

    National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  United States  22217
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 191 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-75-C-0711
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM