POSSIBLE FUTURE MARINE FUELS

The study investigates ways to alleviate the United States' dependence on foreign oil sources and the feasibility of using alternate liquid fuels in transportation. Comparisons were made of hydrogen, ammonia, and hydrazine as possible future ship fuels. The study suggests that if carbon is eliminated as a fuel component, one of these will have to be selected (with ammonia being the most promising). The major problem with hydrogen is its low volumetric energy density, which requires large shipboard storage capacity. This problem may be circumvented somewhat by storing the fuel in compound form. Ammonia does not appear promising as a fuel, but its use as a hydrogen carrier may be feasible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Price is $4.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

    Center for Maritime Studies
    Glen Cove, NY  USA  11542
  • Authors:
    • Silla, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM