Proceedings of Workshop on Navy Alternate Energy Sources Research and Development.
Research and development rept.,
NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD
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A workshop was held to examine the Navys energy requirements and the directions that Navy research and development should take to minimize the impact on the Navy of projected national petroleum fuel supply shortages. The current state of research and development on liquid fuels from coal and oil shale, as well as the ability to extract from them fuels that are reasonably similar to currently used petroleum products, make it appropriate for the Navy to concentrate first on these. Demonstrations of compatability of Navy power plants with fuels derived from coal or oil shale, and definition of minimum fuel quality requirements, are needed. For the longer term, efforts to harness environmental energy sources, such as winds, currents, and thermal gradients in the earth and in the oceans, appear to have considerable potential payoff, particularly for nonmobile applications. Modified author abstract
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