The objective of this report is to help resolve the uncertainties and provide options supportive of potential national decisions on the status of alcohol-related activities with the Department of Energy (DOE) and elsewhere. This plan contains the following basic elements: Immediate Action Elements-a series of studies to examine and help resolve key technological, economic, environmental, and institutional issues that obstruct or cloud commercialization. Alcohol Fuels R&D Element-an expanded and integrated continuation of current DOE alcohol-rated RD&D activities in the Conservation, Fossil Energy, and Solar Energy areas. The special studies included in the Immediate Action Element will provide analyses of key issue areas for alcohol fuels to support the Fuels Supply Strategy Study. These special studies will examine the following aspects of alcohol fuel use: Resource availability; economic, social, and environmental impacts; end use applications; Federal fiscal consequences; industry incentives, and policy instruments for price control, market assurance, and import control. Examples of important commercialization issues to be addressed include: Economic impacts of using biomass for alcohol production, and economic costs of using coal for alcohol production. The information provided to the Supply Strategy Study from these special studies will permit a comparison of alcohol with other liquid fuel options and result in a DOE decision on commercialization of synthetic fuels by January 1979.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared by the Office of the Under Secretary, Task Force on Alcohol Fuels, DOE.
  • Corporate Authors:

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  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE-US-0001-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM