Accession Number : ADA107132


Title :   Overview of Considerations in Assessing the Biomass Potential of Army Installations.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Baran,Robert S ; Severinghaus,W D ; Hunt,D J ; Balbach,H E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a107132.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : This report provides Army installations an overview of necessary considerations for evaluating the feasibility of using forest resources (biomass) as an alternative source of fuel, identifies state-of-the-art land management techniques needed for biomass harvest and management, and provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography on biomass materials. The report focuses on: (1) procedures for evaluating biomass availability, (2) techniques of harvesting biomass, (3) the feasibility of military development of energy plantations, (4) the economic feasibility of using biomass, (5) managerial and legal constraints, and (6) ecological and silvicultural implications of biomass use. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FUELS , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *WOOD , *BIOMASS CONVERSION , MILITARY FACILITIES , ARMY RESEARCH , COST EFFECTIVENESS , TREES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , ENERGY CONVERSION , PLANT GROWTH , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , WASTES , LAND USE , FORESTRY , FORESTS


Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE