We’re wordsmithing what we call the “winning-team-will statement” for this prize: a succinct description of what a competing team would need to do to win.
Here’s the current version, and I’d appreciate your thoughts:
Develop a renewables-based e-fuel, competitive with oil in cost, function, reach, and scale, to replace oil.
The next step are drafting the testing and judging criteria for the prize. Here’s what we have so far:
Capture clean, renewable energy at a rate of 33.6 MWh/day; at a minimum of 70% efficiency
Transfer 1,000 kWh for 10 days, simulating the primary energy trade**;
- and Power 3 functions:
- Electrification (using fuel cell technology) at a minimum of 65% conversion efficiency;
- Combustion (using a RICE generator) for 10 hours a day, over 5 days, compared to #2 Diesel;
- Heat Generation (using a Casting Solder Melting Pot) reaching 1000ºC twice, compared to #2 Diesel;
- With the highest efficiency, safety, sustainability, and scalability scores;
- At the lowest cost: no more than $0.374/kWh and with a target of $0.034/kWh
@ErnieRogers, @b0bbybaldi, @agval - We would love to hear your feedback on this wining team will statement and the testing and judging criteria.