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Integration and Optimization of Hydrogen Production with Ocean Thermal Energy…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74972
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-227-0882
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 1206 Kailua, HI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Integration and Optimization of Hydrogen Production with Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Technology in Offshore Floating Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0038
Award Amount: $69,949.00
 

Abstract:

OTEC is a clean, renewable energy resource capable of producing very large and significant quantities of hydrogen in at-sea floating plants located in warm, tropical water. During phase I, Makai will develop an analytical model to technically balance and financially evaluate a large-scale OTEC-driven hydrogen (or alternate fuel) plant and industry. This computer tool will technically link and balance system components while providing resulting total costs. This model will be used to develop a means of comparison between the OTEC-hydrogen path and competitive hydrogen paths such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear. The analysis will include new developments in platform technology, advances in the OTEC process, and alternate fuels to hydrogen which may be more advantageous for at-sea production, storage and transportation. The study will lead toward the development of a trial or prototype at-sea plant to supply hydrogen (or alternate fuels) for the US Navy or civilian users.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Van Ryzin
President
8082598871
joe.vanryzin@makai.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Van Ryzin
President
8082598871
joe.vanryzin@makai.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAKAI OCEAN ENGINEERING, INC.
P.O. Box 1206 Kailua, HI 96734

EIN/Tax ID: 990156276
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No