Accession Number : ADA580759


Title :   Hawaii Algal Biofuel


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Affandy, Gabriel ; Bridges, Donald ; Daniels, Quinn ; Janicek, Drew ; Martin, Julia ; Poling, Edward ; Schmalz, Jordan ; Allen, Charles ; Brown, Scott ; Dobrowolski, Valerie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a580759.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 569


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.


Descriptors :   *ALGAE , *BIOMASS , *FUELS , *NAVAL AVIATION , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , HAWAII , REFINING , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE