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The Green Energy Ship Concept

Renewable Energy from Wind Over Water

  • Examines current approaches and solutions to the climate change challenge

  • Looks at autonomous sailing ships operating in high-wind ocean areas

  • Discusses technologies for converting seawater into storable hydrogen

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Technical Aspects

    1. Energy Storage Systems

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 65-69
    2. Hydrogen Compression Technology

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 71-72
    3. Power from Air and Water Flows

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 73-76
    4. Hydrokinetic Turbine Technology

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 77-80
    5. Wind-Propelled Ship Technology

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 81-87
    6. Power from Wind Over Water

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 89-97
    7. Conversion of Hydrogen to Electricity

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 99-101
    8. Production of Jet Fuel from Seawater

      • Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
      Pages 103-104
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 105-108

About this book

This groundbreaking book aims to show that technology currently exists to build and operate large autonomous sailing ships equipped with hydrokinetic turbines and electrolysers that could operate in high-wind ocean areas. This technology would enable seawater to be converted into storable hydrogen, thereby tapping into an inexhaustible energy reservoir sufficient for the transition to an emission-free global economy. The book is presented in two parts. Part one presents a broad look at possible solutions to the climate change challenge and provides an overview of current approaches. Part two introduces 12 specific technologies that could enable the green energy ship concept.
  • Examines current approaches and solutions to the climate change challenge;
  • Looks at autonomous sailing ships operating in high-wind ocean areas;
  • Discusses technologies for converting seawater into storable hydrogen.

Keywords

  • Wind Energy Conversion
  • Renewable Energy Production
  • Renewable Energy Storage
  • Hydrogen Production and Storage
  • Sailing Ship Technology
  • Hydrokinetic Turbine Technology
  • Water Electrolysis
  • Energy Ships

Authors and Affiliations

  • Innovative Power Generation Systems (iPGS) Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, USA

    Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn

About the authors

Dr. Max F. Platzer is an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of California Davis. He holds Diploma Engineer and Doctor of Technical Sciences degrees from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He was a member of Wernher von Braun's SATURN rocket development team for six years, chief of the Aeromechanics Research Section at the Lockheed-Georgia Research Center for four years and a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, for thirty-four years. Dr. Platzer received the distinguished professor medal of the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Currently, he is editor of the international review journal "Progress in Aerospace Sciences".

Dr. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn is a Full Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Founding Director of the Space Engineering Research and Graduate Program at the University of California Davis. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona. In addition to her engineering academic degrees, she is an instrument rated commercial pilot and an active participant of FAA wings. Her publications record of over 200 refereed technical works also include 5 patents and 2 books. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Progress in Aerospace Sciences. She is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Her cross-disciplinary research expertise are in fluid-structure interactions, acoustics and noise control, vibrations, dynamic separation of air launched vehicles, and autonomous systems.‚Äč

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Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-58244-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)