Accession Number : ADA117084

Title :   Advanced Bio-Energy Systems for Air Force Installations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 80-Jan 81,


Personal Author(s) : Huff,William J ; Bond,Desmond H

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Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This investigation was sponsored by the US Air Force to determine the potential of using innovative biomass energy conversion technology interface with in-place energy generating hardware to sustain total annual facility energy requirements on a forested airbase. The investigation found that Eglin AFB, FL has high potential for such a system, but that certain components and subsystems require test, evaluation and demonstration in an Air Force base environment before full implementation is possible. The investigation found that a biomass energy island system could be achieved through a centralized biomass gasification/combined cycle system to produce 135,000 1b/hr 150 psig steam (saturated) and 27 Mwh/hr electrical power from 1480 green tons of wood chips daily. A phased implementation system is recommended, consisting of separate integrable test and evaluation modules for combined cycle wood gasification and for cogeneration, which would dovetail into an expanded basewide energy self-sufficient system. The investigation did not consider harvestation of base woodlands, which is the subject of a separate effort to define the wood resource aspects of a total biomass self-sufficient system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Biomass conversion , *Energy conversion , *Electric power production , Air force facilities , Feasibility studies , Test and evaluation , Surveys , Economic analysis , Costs , Requirements , Electricity , Natural gas , Benefits , Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE