The U.S. Navy shipboard energy situation is presented both in terms of historical, current, and projected postures. R&D Programs to minimize the impact of diminishing fossil fuel resources while ensuring full operational readiness are described. Near term efforts are directed at the achievement of the 1985 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) goal of a 20% reduction in fossil fuel consumption per underway-steaming hour, and are intended primarily for the conventional steam-powered Fleet which presently comprises 84% on an installed horsepower basis. Longer range efforts attempt to facilitate the goal of a more energy-efficient future Fleet in terms of new construction ships. Alternate Fuels Programs are structured to provide a capability to operate on future fuels which are readily available and they include development of guidelines for the use of a broad range of petroleum-base fuels as well as the qualification of synthetic fuels derived from coal, oil shale, and tar sands.

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    • Presented at ASNE Day, 30 April-1 May 1981. Session Title: Energy Conservation, Paper No. 3.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Krolick, C F
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00330911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM