Accession Number : ADA031211


Title :   Feasibility of Meeting the Energy Needs of Army Bases with Self- Generated Fuels Derived from Solar Energy Plantations (Appendices D, E, F, G, and H)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : INTERTECHNOLOGY CORP WARRENTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Szego, George C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a031211.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 316


Abstract : The study investigated the merit of producing fuel at energy plantations at or near the bases. The fuel would be used for directly fired steam generators, hot water heaters, space heaters, and cooking. The research examined the major characteristics of energy plantations; analyzed plant-matter production rates from deciduous plants; and examined fuel consumption in stationary facilities at major troop training centers. The possibilities and requirements of energy plantations at Fort Benning, Fort Leonard Wood, and at Army bases in general were detailed.


Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONVERSION , *MILITARY FACILITIES , ANAEROBIC PROCESSES , ARMY PLANNING , ARMY RESEARCH , COST ESTIMATES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , GEORGIA , METHANES , MISSOURI , PLANTS(BOTANY) , SYNTHETIC FUELS


Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE