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Title: Alternative forms of energy transmission from OTEC plants

Abstract

The alternative forms of energy transmission from ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants are compared. The chemical energy carriers considered are the following: gaseous and liquid hhydrogen, liquid ammonia, methanol, gasoline, and methane. The assessment assumes that each of the above energy carriers were transported by barge and/or pipeline. The delivered costs of energy using the above chemical energy carriers are compared for different offshore distances. When comparing the delivered cost of chemical energy with transmission of electricity by submarine cables, the outputs are converted to a common form. Thus, in addition to presenting the production and transportation costs and overall energy efficiency of the chemical energy carriers, we have provided a discussion of the equipment, capital and operating costs, and efficiencies of converting the delivered hydrogen and ammonia into electricity. A concise technical assessment and economic analysis of components associated with the conversion, storage, transportation, and shore-based receiving facilities for the conversion of OTEC mechanical energy to chemical energy, and in some cases conversion of delivered chemical energy to electricity are presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, Ill. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5064081
Report Number(s):
CONF-780114-1
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Solar Energy Congress, New Delhi, India, 16 Jan 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 08 HYDROGEN; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; OCEAN THERMAL POWER PLANTS; ENERGY TRANSPORT; AMMONIA; BARGES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COST; GASOLINE; HYDROGEN; METHANE; METHANOL; PIPELINES; POWER TRANSMISSION; TRANSPORT; ALCOHOLS; ALKANES; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; FUELS; HYDRIDES; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN HYDRIDES; NONMETALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; 140800* - Solar Energy- Ocean Energy Systems; 080300 - Hydrogen- Transport- (-1989); 090200 - Alcohol Fuels- (-1989); 090300 - Inorganic Hydrogen Compound Fuels- (-1989); 090100 - Hydrocarbon Fuels- (-1989); 080101 - Hydrogen- Production- Electrolysis

Citation Formats

Talib, A, Konopka, A, Biederman, N P, Blazek, C, and Yudow, B. Alternative forms of energy transmission from OTEC plants. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Talib, A, Konopka, A, Biederman, N P, Blazek, C, & Yudow, B. Alternative forms of energy transmission from OTEC plants. United States.
Talib, A, Konopka, A, Biederman, N P, Blazek, C, and Yudow, B. Sun . "Alternative forms of energy transmission from OTEC plants". United States.
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abstractNote = {The alternative forms of energy transmission from ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants are compared. The chemical energy carriers considered are the following: gaseous and liquid hhydrogen, liquid ammonia, methanol, gasoline, and methane. The assessment assumes that each of the above energy carriers were transported by barge and/or pipeline. The delivered costs of energy using the above chemical energy carriers are compared for different offshore distances. When comparing the delivered cost of chemical energy with transmission of electricity by submarine cables, the outputs are converted to a common form. Thus, in addition to presenting the production and transportation costs and overall energy efficiency of the chemical energy carriers, we have provided a discussion of the equipment, capital and operating costs, and efficiencies of converting the delivered hydrogen and ammonia into electricity. A concise technical assessment and economic analysis of components associated with the conversion, storage, transportation, and shore-based receiving facilities for the conversion of OTEC mechanical energy to chemical energy, and in some cases conversion of delivered chemical energy to electricity are presented.},
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