Life cycle assessment of the Seagen marine current turbine

@article{Douglas2008LifeCA,
  title={Life cycle assessment of the Seagen marine current turbine},
  author={Carla Douglas and Gareth P. Harrison and J. P. Chick},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={222},
  pages={1 - 12}
}
  • C. Douglas, G. Harrison, J. Chick
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
The world's first commercial‐scale grid‐connected tidal current energy installation will feature the Seagen marine current turbine developed by Marine Current Turbines Ltd. With potential for the manufacture of significant numbers of such devices there is a need to assess their environmental impact and, in particular, their life cycle energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) performance. This paper presents an analysis of the life cycle energy use and CO2 emissions associated with the first generation… 

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