Monthly Archives: October 2008

Ammonia Fuel Network Conference – 2008

Ammonia Fuel Network Conference – 2008
OTECThe Oil Drum has an overview written up by Neal Rauhauser from the Ammonia Fuel Network Conference, which was held at University of Minnesota recently. The conference presentations can be downloaded as well.

OTEC in the Bahamas?

OTECAccording to this blog post one OTEC company, OCEES, submitted a proposal to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation with regards to a recent Request For Proposal for renewable energy systems.

Energy Island at US-China GreenTech Summit

Energy Island at US-China GreenTech Summit
OTECEnergy Island will be presenting their concept at US China GreenTech Summit in Shanghai, 12-14 November. Energy Island plans to use OTEC as part of the energy generation systems.

OTEC implementation in Tahiti starts

According to a press notice on their web site Xenesys have announced that they are going to start the commercial implementation of OTEC in Tahiti. According to the notice, the news was released at a symposium at Saga University on the 17 October. It is unclear if this announcement adds anything significant to what we wrote about earlier. If what is reported is correct though, then it seems that they haven’t decided on a location yet.

Xenesys starts joint venture in Tahiti

We missed in August that Xenesys signed a deal with Pacific Petroleum Company for a joint venture “to conduct commercial and technical studies to realize Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) in French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.”

New York Times writes about Lockheed Martin OTEC project

The NYT picked up on the Lockheed Martin press release about the grant from the US Department of Energy to “demonstrate a cold water pipe fabrication approach using modern fiberglass technology and recent low-cost composite material manufacturing methods at prototype and pilot plant scales“. The Energy Daily also has some quotes from Lookheed Martin and indications that they are also working with Makai Ocean Engineering and others on this.

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