Accession Number : ADA536540


Title :   Alternative Fuels for Military Applications


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Bartis, James T ; Van Bibber, Lawrence


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536540.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Defense has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the development, testing, and certification of alternative fuels that can substitute for petroleum-derived fuels used by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps and Air Force in their tactical weapon systems. This monograph summarizes research directed at understanding key policy, management, and technical issues associated with these efforts. This document is called for in the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (P.L. 110-417). As called for in the act, this monograph includes a review of alternative approaches for reducing lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions; an examination of the military utility of mobile, in-theater synthetic fuel processes; and a review of the goals and progress of the military departments in the research, testing, and certification of alternative fuels.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *FUELS , *SYNTHETIC FUELS , *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , PRODUCTION , WEAPON SYSTEMS , GREENHOUSE EFFECT , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , EMISSION , TACTICAL WEAPONS , POLICIES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , LIFE CYCLES


Subject Categories : Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE