Accession Number : ADA613233
Title : Biofuel Production: Considerations for USACE Civil Works Business Lines
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Myers, Natalie R ; Gebhart, Dick L ; Hiett, Matthew D
Report Date : Dec 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 56
Abstract : The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) has set goals for renewable fuels standards (RFS) that include the production of 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022, with 21 billion gallons from non-corn sources. To meet the congressionally mandated bioenergy goals, the evolving bioenergy industry in the United States must be efficient, reliable, and sustainable. To that end, industry leaders are encouraging stakeholder engagement. Because it manages large areas of land, the U.S. Army is gaining national appeal for providing cellulosic feedstock to an emerging biofuels industry. Although not currently engaged, the Army and its directorates are investigating how biofuel production might impact the future viability of their mission and operations. The indicator framework presented in this document characterizes regional aspects of biofuel production, which is intended to provide a heightened awareness of how biofuel production might address various long-term issues and threats to mission sustainment.
Descriptors : *BIOMASS , *FUELS , *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *PRODUCTION , ARMY , AWARENESS , CELLULOSIC RESINS , CIVIL AFFAIRS , COMMERCE , ENERGY , INDUSTRIES , LEADERSHIP , MISSIONS , SECURITY , STANDARDS , THREATS , UNITED STATES , VIABILITY
Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE