T/S Golden Bear Demonstration of the Thermal Energy Harvesting and Conversion System Test Report
MARAD partnered with Collins Aerospace to demonstrate a waste heat recovery device on the training ship GOLDEN BEAR. Low-grade waste heat was recovered from the ship’s service diesel generators and utilized as the heat source for a prototype adsorption chiller. The chiller operated during the 2023 summer cruise providing cooling to the machine shop. The cooling capacity for the chiller was measured and a simple business case developed for payback based on the installation and energy savings.