Ship propulsion is one of my key interest areas. It is a segment of the energy industry that gets little discussion; perhaps because of its “out of sight, out of mind” existence in a place where few people spend much time – out in the middle of the ocean. As a former (undersea) ship engineer officer, I earned my practical knowledge in energy production by working hard to master the task of providing reliable energy to propel and power the internals of a ship. Though some participants in energy discussions ignore ships, their contributions to energy related issues of energy supply and pollution should not be ignored; they represent a substantial portion of the world’s energy consumption and emissions. I recently found a presentation that puts some hard numbers on the pollution challenge and decided to try sharing it with you.
This is my first time embedding a slide show from this particular site, I would be interested in how it works for you. If you have problems, please contact me via email so we can share some information about system configuration that might help me understand the system limits.