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Accession Number ADA580759
Title Hawaii Algal Biofuel.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 569p
Personal Author D. Bridges D. Janicek G. Affandy J. Martin Q. Daniels
Abstract This report investigates the feasibility and affordability of producing algae-derived biofuel in Hawaii for military aviation. The authors evaluated methods for cultivation of algae, investigated the processes necessary to locally refine bio-oil into bio-kerosene, researched the environmental impacts of cultivation and refinement facilities in Hawaii, and studied the resultant cost per gallon of bio-kerosene production. Based on the current state of technology and the proposed system of systems architecture, this report estimates that bio-kerosene can be produced for $8.00 22.87/gal, indicating that although this system is technically feasible, it is unlikely to be affordable at current fuel prices without ongoing subsidy or further technical innovation.
Keywords Algae
Biomass
Environmental impact
Fuels
Hawaii
Naval aviation
Refining
Theses

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
97K - Fuels
68H - Environmental Impact Statements
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number N/A

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