A brief review is given of published information on world reserves of fossil and nuclear fuels and of possible rates of depletion of these, taking into account the constraints of population, capital availability, employment and technology. Alternative fuels to oil are identified. Production methods, relative price and availability are forecast for the most promising alternatives. The power plants capable of using these fuels are identified together with an assessment of their practicability. The influence of the various fuels on ship design is considered generally and is illustrated in the context of a container ship. There follows a forecast of the operating parameters and relative cost of the alternatives, showing the advantages of coal as a fuel for ships. Order from BSRA as No. 49,966.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Joint Evening Meeting with the Institute of Marine Engineers, London, November 23, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    London SW1X 8BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MacIntyre, K R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM