OTEC and methanol vehicles
William Avery, the lead author of Renewable Energy from them Ocean, A guide to OTEC published an article on IOA’s web site about The influence of recent low interest rates on the estimated prices of OTEC fuels [cached]. This was written last year, but only now came to our attention.
Introduction: An important goal of OTEC commercial development is to produce vehicle fuels that can be a cost-effective, sustainable alternative to gasoline. If OTEC methanol was available now in commercial quantities it could replace gasoline made from crude oil, particularly that imported from the Persian Gulf region.