Analysis of an Ocean Current Energy Based Cogenerational System


8th Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW-2019), 22 - 25 April 2019

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text


In this study, ocean current energy and waste heat are utilized to produce electricity and synthetic natural gas (SNG). Synthetic natural gas is treated as a renewable fuel which is synthesized from H2 and CO2. The latter one is one of the main sources of global warming and is collected from the flue gas in the cement industry with temperatures beyond 1300°C in the burning zone. Methane is produced from the hydrogen which is obtained by a well-known electrolysis process by employing current energy in Bosphorus, through current turbines. Parametric studies are conducted to evaluate the system with different variables including the turbine velocity and blade radius. The main purpose of these systems is to provide a sustainable and renewable-based energy system and to provide a solution to dispose of the CO2. This leads to a reduction in both fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emission.