Biofuel Production: Considerations for USACE Civil Works Business Lines
Final technical rept.
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
Pagination or Media Count:
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.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion