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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Detailed report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Francis, E J
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 227 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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