An Alternative Source of Energy
All of the easy options have been exploited such as the simplistic burning of fossil fuels and the not so easy options of harnessing nuclear power. Both of these options are highly inefficient in that much of the potential energy is lost firstly as excessive heat, then by cooling. The amount of water needed to cool the steam generators is often more than the normal consumption level of the community for whom the electricity is being generated.
The ‘most of the time’ base load generators, being coal, gas and nuclear power stations can only function when there is sufficient pure fresh water to cool their steam generating systems. In Europe we have seen many instances in heat waves where France and Spain have closed down these plants due to lack of pure clean water necessary to cool those plants to safe operating temperatures. About 30% of water consumption in Europe is for the cooling of fossil fuel and nuclear electricity generating plants.
The world-wide community generally does not want any more fossil fuel and nuclear power stations, and is demanding more renewable energy. However if an alternate source of energy is to replace these embedded sources of massive carbon emissions, potential radiation, environmental decommissioning and clean up problems then that alternate source has to be able to generate electricity ‘24/7/365’ i.e. on a perpetual basis.
What is required is a ‘base load’ generator that does not generate carbon dioxide, an alternate base load generator of electricity that does not need freshwater for cooling.
The Project Purpose
Eurogen Power realised that before any technology was to be designed, we needed to locate a renewable energy resource available worldwide, capable of generating electricity as a ‘base load’ generator. Our research since 2004 has identified and researched two such categories of resource. These are the slower moving ocean currents proximate to the eastern and to a lesser extent western coastline of the continents, as well as the upland river systems of mainland Europe, Africa, Asia and Northern and South America, all capable of providing a permanent energy source. There is extensive data for all of these resources, much of which can be found on the internet.
The Eurogen Power project is necessary to address the growing shortage of energy and drinking quality water, as well as reducing the impact of carbon emissions and global warming. The project is also necessary to solve the intermittency issue of present renewable energy technologies by delivering reliable, continuous and controllable renewable energy into national grids around the world. In addition through its construction requirements the project will also produce a large number of jobs and provide energy security for host countries through decentralised power generation.
Every developed country electricity consumer market has one need – more renewable energy. Wind, solar, tidal and wave related technologies, whilst a useful although only intermittent contributor generating some valuable electricity will never replace the ‘base load’ generator. Many inventors and others have tried unsuccessfully to generate electricity on a commercial basis from ocean and river currents for the last two hundred years. They have not had access to the turbine technology that now is exclusively available to Eurogen Power.