Saturday, March 12, 2011

Promise of OTEC

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a sustainable ocean energy conversion system with the potential to tap extraordinarily large amounts of energy from the oceans.  Every day, more than 3 GWh of energy is absorbed by each square kilometer of equatorial ocean water.  OTEC plants operating in this region of the open ocean could produce sufficient energy to create enough anhydrous ammonia to fuel all the automobiles in the world.  We have the capability to replace the Middle East as the source of the worlds transportation fuel while at the same time eliminating the billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from transportation that are exhausted into the atmosphere each year.

Please see the brief video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfnlpdX2RE0 for more information on this very exciting possibility.

Thank you.


  1. Traditional OTEC systems utilise expensive cold water delivery by means of a pipe. However UK based RE-systems ltd have developed an inexpensive alternative to the pipe which significantly reduces the initial set up costs of the OTEC system.

  2. Jeremy,
    Thank you for adding your comment to this blog.

    Some associates of mine and I also have a concept for OTEC plants that do not use a large diameter cold water pipe. It requires placing the condenser for the working fluid in the deep cold water and only circulating the working fluid rather than the sea water. I would be very interested in understanding how your concept works. Please contact me directly at GMNoland@comcast.net so we con continue this conversation. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy New Year.