Implementation of a Biomass Energy Island for a Forested Air Force Installation.
Final rept. Mar 82-Jan 83,
ULTRASYSTEMS INC FAIRFAX VA
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This study examines the silvicultural practices, harvesting methodology and managerial techniques pertinent to the operation of Choctawhatchee sand pine CSP plantations on Eglin AFB to establish Eglin as a Biomass Energy Island BEI. Previous studies have demonstrated 1 the feasibility of using wood grown on selected Air Force installations as the fuel to supply the energy requirements of each and 2 the specific adaptability of Eglin AFB as a Biomass Energy Island BEI. As such, Eglin would satisfy all energy needs of the facility by using 540,000 green tons of wood chips harvested from 90,000 acres of onbase energy plantations to fuel a gasificationcombined cycle conversion system. This study concludes the technology of biomass conversion is appropriate for Eglin both gasification and direct combustion cogeneration should be used for comparison purposes initially in the light of changing requirements and the management of wood fuel plantations at Eglin and th phased establishment of the base as a BEI is both economically and technically sound and desirable.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion