INVESTMENT IN COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PLANT-SHIPS
Significant increases in energy prices can adversely affect U.S. overall standard of living and the already large deficits in our balance of payments. Of the alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear power, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) offers the greatest promise for substantial relief. In addition to initial use of OTEC ammonia for production of fertilizers and industrial chemicals, OTEC ammonia can be used as a hydrogen carrier for production of electricity. The report recommends that OTEC/ammonia plant-ships be given high priority and substantial funding within a National Energy Plan.
- Detailed report.
Johns Hopkins University, LaurelApplied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD USA 20723-6099
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Francis, E J
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 227 p.
- TRT Terms: Aluminum; Ammonia; Analysis; Costs; Economic analysis; Electric power; Electric power generation; Energy conversion; Fertilizers; Fuel cells; Fuels; Marketing; Oceans; Planning; Prices; Thermal efficiency; Thermal power generation; Thermal power plants; Thermal reactors
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Ammonia fuels
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting;
- Accession Number: 00181022
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: APL/JHU-SR-77-3 Final Rpt., MA-RD-920-78038
- Contract Numbers: MA-5-38054
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM