Accession Number : ADA621064
Title : An Economic Basis for Littoral Land-Based Production of Low Carbon Fuel from Renewable Electrical Energy and Seawater for Naval Use: Diego Garcia Evaluation
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Willauer, Heather D ; Hardy, Dennis R ; Williams, Frederick W ; DiMascio, Felice W
Report Date : 13 Aug 2015
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) was challenged to determine the maximum size and configuration of a fuel producing process on the remote island of Diego Garcia using electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Data from renewable site assessments of Diego Garcia conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command ( NAVFAC) have been used in this report to support an economic basis for the littoral production of low carbon fuel from carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) in seawater. Diego Garcia represents one of the most difficult challenges to the U.S. Navy for the future production of low carbon fuel from renewable electrical energy from photovoltaic (PV) arrays and wind turbines due to its extremely small land area and Class II wind classification. This study uses this remote base as a detailed example of the many possible sites and scenarios that could be utilized for the proposed littoral land-based process. The maximum size and configuration of a fuel producing process on Diego Garcia using electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar is detailed.
Descriptors : *RENEWABLE ENERGY , ECONOMICS , ELECTRICITY , FUELS , HYDROGEN , LITTORAL ZONES , SEA WATER
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE