TITLE: ESCOE Fossil Energy Program, November 15, 1976-August 15, 1980. Final Report.

INST.  AUTHOR: Engineering Societies Commission on Energy, Inc., Washington, DC.

SPONSOR: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.


PUB.  TYPE: Technical Report

PUB.  COUNTRY: United States

SOURCE: Department of Energy [DE],  15 Aug 80,  44p.


The Engineering Societies Commission on Energy, Inc. has carried out engineering tasks for DOE as follows: recruited and developed a professional staff for engineering studies; evaluated some 17 processes for converting coal to gaseous or liquid fuels (in the process identifying and perfecting basic cost estimate data and methods for consistency and in conformance to cost guidelines); developed a simple, yet effective, ESCOE/DOE information system; evaluated applicable non-fossil research studies; assessed the adequacy of available materials for coal conversion processes; compared five coal liquefaction processes; examined problems in retrofitting oil- and gas-burning plants to burn coal; prepared a R and D plan and development schedule for fuel cells; supported the ASPEN computerized design work; developed consistent cost estimating methods; reviewed coal mining research programs; assisted in planning basic engineering research programs; examined oil recovery by mining; and reviewed alternative technologies. (ERA citation 06:003316)