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From Off-Take to Take-Off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US Renewable Jet Fuels Program
February 21, 2017 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M (up to $170M from each agency) to produce hydrocarbon jet and diesel biofuels in the …

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military
February 8, 2017 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Laura Parker (National Geographic)  Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the other becomes impossible. Dockside, floodwaters …

Air Force Opens Funding Opportunity for Drop-In Biofuel Facility
February 7, 2017 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Defense Air Force Research Lab recently opened a grant funding opportunity for drop-in biofuel production. One $55 million award is expected to be made under funding …

Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project (ADBPP) Biofuels 2 Solicitation Number: FOA-RQKM-2017-0006
January 24, 2017 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Air Force)  This Title III project is to further increase domestic advanced biofuels production capacity by establishing additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities that represent a complete value chain including Feedstock production, Chemical …

Biofuels Play a Role in Military Energy Security
January 20, 2017 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Callie Fishburn* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the January 12th Pew Project-sponsored conference,” Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases,” the subject of biofuels and their contribution to military energy security failed …

Turning Beets to BioFuel on Delmarva
September 16, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Todd Karli  (WBOC)  …  A group of students and scientists are exploring the idea that sugar beets, what they’re calling energy beets, can be converted into jet fuel, with the Navy keeping a watchful eye.

“This …

US Air Force to Produce Biofuels for US DoD Applications
September 2, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(airforce-technology.com)  The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Programme Office will focus on producing biofuels for use by the US Department of Defense (DoD).

The plans to home-grow biofuels follow President …

Cessna 182 Crosses Country on Biofuel
May 4, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)  Ross McCurdy, a science teacher from Ponaganset High School in Glocester, Rhode Island, has flown to Santa Monica, California, and back in a 1980 diesel-powered Cessna 182 owned by a …

Armed Forces Testing Biofuels to Reduce Costs
May 4, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Vic Schoonover (The Lawton Constitution)  While this isn’t information making Oklahoma oil and gas companies any happier during the downturn in oil and gas prices, the U.S. armed forces, namely the Navy and the Air …

NASA Should Be the Key to the Crucial Development of Large Scale Bio-Jetfuel and Rocket Fuel End-to-End Production
February 8, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In looking at a way to jump-start this country’s bogged down production of biomass-based jetfuel (Jet-A, JP-5, JP-8) and rocket fuel (RP-1/2), the early history of the US …

Air Force Seeks Public Comments on Environmental Impact of Proposed Red Rock Biofuels Facility
January 12, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) USAF Announces a draft environmental assessment — Red Rock Biofuels LLC, Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise, Lake County OR

This assessment is contained in three files:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

AGENCY: United States Air Force, Air …

“High Confidence Level” as Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Closes in on Historic ASTM Approval
December 17, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As ASTM technical balloting is underway and as experts sift through and request revised submissions of technical data, insiders are pointing to an early 2016 approval for Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet …

Mission Incomplete
November 3, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Defense has yet to purchase alternative fuels beyond testing and demonstration purposes, but intentions remain.  —  In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report …

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP
October 30, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

United Airlines Invests in Biofuels
July 28, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(SustainableBusiness.com)  A few years ago, we were hearing a lot about airlines testing and beginning to run on biofuels (combined with petroleum). With the latest announcements, are we ready for take off?

This summer, United Airlines begins …

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum
April 24, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work with the biofuels sector of renewable energy, upped its presence and activity at biofuels-related conferences …

Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels Investing $200M in Jet-Fuel Project
January 13, 2015 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal/Denver Business Journal)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, based in Fort Collins, is investing $200 million in a biofuel refinery in the rural southern Oregon community of Lakeview.

The Red Rock project …

NASA Should be the Key to the Crucial Development of Large Scale Bio-Jetfuel and Rocket Fuel End-to-End Production
January 2, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In looking at ways to jump-start this country’s bogged down production of biomass based jetfuel (Jet-A, JP-5, JP-8) and rocket fuel (RP-1/2), the early history of the US space …

Mike Breen Headlines 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit
October 1, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Operation Free)  Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen Highlights Need for Expanded Sources of Renewable Energy

Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen spoke at the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit. During his …

Can Warplanes Fly Farther, Carry More Weapons, with Advanced Biofuels? More New Data.
April 14, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … A China Lake-based research team finds terpene fuels that add 13% to the performance, compared to fossil fuels.   We take a look at the new breed of renewable fuels — …

Gevo Biofuel Produced in Luverne, Minn., Passes Army Helicopter Test
December 26, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Gevo Inc., which produces an alternative alcohol in a former ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn., said Monday that the Army has successfully flown a Black Hawk helicopter using a 50-50 …

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production
November 22, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego)  Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with discovery

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel …

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy
November 20, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret) on the topic of sustainability and national security. The event was part of the Sustainable …

The Four Horsemen of the Financials: Gevo, Solazyme, Amyris Report for Q3
November 7, 2013 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In years gone by, it was not too hard to write up a summary of Gevo, Solazyme and Amyris — all aimed at fuels, all in the development stage, all …

10 Time Machines for Making Biofuels and Chemicals
November 5, 2013 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The new technologies that come along have to provide pressure, temperature and feedstock at their own cost. So it’s the cost of those three elements, competing against the cost of …

Rep. Enyart Calls for Energy Independence, Growing Agriculture Economy With New Bill
September 19, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL))  Legislation Would Support Research & Development for Biofuels in U.S. Air Force

Surrounded by agriculture leaders at a farm near Scott Air Force Base, Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL) today announced a major …

Despite Fracking Boom, US Military Still Looks to Biofuel over Natural Gas
August 13, 2013 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Seth Robson (Stars and Stripes)  The drilling boom created by hydraulic fracking has led to an explosion of natural gas vehicles on U.S. highways, but the U.S. military has been slow to jump on …

Virent Delivers Plant-Based Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for Testing
May 2, 2013 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Produces Drop-In Jet Fuel from 100% Renewable Plant Sugars

In Wisconsin, Virent announced the delivery of 100 gallons of its bio-based jet fuel to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for …

Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Comments on Air Force Strategic Studies Quarterly Article: Energy Insecurity, The False Promise of Liquid Biofuels
March 18, 2013 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy/Department of Defense)  General Comments
Although the author has done an extensive literature reading in the biofuels area, the paper does not have any analysis of critical issues of energy systems including petroleum …

Is the U.S. Military Fighting Straw Men?
March 4, 2013 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)    Are supporters of the oil industry grasping at straws to keep the U.S. military addicted to oil?

…Our reliance on foreign oil has already impacted military readiness, as …

Defending Clean Energy Goals and Policies
March 1, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Renewable energy stakeholders were reminded again in recent weeks that misguided criticism and outright misinformation launched against the nation’s pursuit of a clean energy future must be turned back.

…An example of the …

Air Force Picks Honeywell Unit for Biofuels
September 24, 2012 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Joe Cogliano  (Dayton Business Journal)  A division of Honeywell International Inc. is being tapped by the U.S. Air Force to expand the domestic supply of biofuels.

On Thursday, the Defense Department announced Des Plaines, Ill.-based UOP LLC was …

Fly the Bio Skies: 10 Milestones in the Summer of Aviation biofuels
August 31, 2012 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …But in many respects, its been a summer about aviation biofuels – starting with the demonstration of the US Navy’s Green Strike Group and continuing to announcements of projects …

University of Dayton Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab
July 25, 2012 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Dave Larsen (Dayton Daily News)  The facility will be used to develop advanced jet fuels for Air Force.

The University of Dayton Research Institute will start construction July 9 on a new $850,000 outdoor algae …

CLAIM: The Obama Administration Is Forcing the U.S. Navy to Use Unproven Biofuels.
July 23, 2012 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Energy FactCheck)  FACT:  1.  The U.S. Navy’s biofuel initiative began in 2006 when President George W. Bush’s Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, initiated a task force to explore options for reducing the military’s dependence on fossil …

Push in Congress to Ban Biofuels in Military Has Big Long-Term Costs
July 19, 2012 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Norman Seip (Christian Science Monitor)  The US armed services is working hard to wean itself off of fossil fuels and foreign oil. Yet some in Congress, for short-term savings, want to ban them from …

RAND Says US Military Cannot Reduce Biofuels Price; Should Exit Development; BIO Disagrees
July 18, 2012 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a new study by the RAND Corporation says that the US military’s petroleum demand of 340,000 barrels per day, compared to global demand of 87 million barrels per …

Air Force Tests Jet Using Gevo Biofuel
July 4, 2012 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harden (BizJournals.com/Denver Business Journal)  The U.S. Air Force has flown the first successful test flight using a type of biofuel provided by Colorado’s Gevo Inc.

The single-seat, twin-engine Air Force A-10 Thunder Bolt jet …

The Obama Plan for Cost-Competitive, Military Biofuels: The 10-Minute Guide
July 3, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Obama Administration has laid out an integrated strategy for commercializing advanced biofuels, with a focus in this phase on military advanced biofuels at cost-competitive prices with conventional fuels.

The vehicle …

Why the RAND Report on Biofuels and the U.S. Military Has It Wrong
June 22, 2012 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Holland (Consumer Energy Report)  The RAND corporation recently released a report “Promoting International Energy Security” for the U.S. Air Force that, for the most part, contained the conventional wisdom about oil prices and …

Biofuels: Better for Airplanes, Too?
June 14, 2012 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Ryan (AOLEnergy)  Biofuels could be a “game changer” for both military and commercial aviation, says Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Terry Yonkers, because they’re proving to have advantages over petroleum-based jet fuels that go beyond …

Mill, Baby, Mill
June 6, 2012 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In-field bioprocessing? Dramatically higher plant oil production? R&D breakthroughs offer new paths to victory for Millers vs Drillers.

If you haven’t been getting most of your information on the Renewable Fuel …

Virdia, Virent Pioneer New Super-Performing, Parity-Cost Renewable Jet Fuel Pathway
March 27, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent, Virdia debut super-performing drop-in aviation biofuels made from drop-in cellulosic pine tree sugars; “passed under conditions where conventional jet fuels would fail,” says Air Force.

In Wisconsin, Virent and Virdia …

Four-Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption
March 23, 2012 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In “Four Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption” a special Raymond James look at the military and biofuels demand, Pavel Molchanov writes: “A key differentiator …

Ohio Airmen Help F-16 Go ‘Green’
March 9, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Tech. Sgt. Mareshah Haynes (U.S. Air Force)  In a joint effort by Airmen from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th …

The U.S. Air Force Dares You to Laugh At Their Biofuel
March 5, 2012 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (Talking Points Memo)  Republicans recently had themselves a good laugh over President Obama’s enthusiasm for biofuel made from algae, but they might want to stifle that chuckle when it comes to another modest-seeming but …

The 11 Top Biofuels Trends of 2011
December 28, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There were IPOs a go-go, a big comeback from biodiesel. The global ethanol fleet has acquired new popularity amongst advanced biofuels developers looking for capital light steel in the ground. …

U.S. Army Goes All Jay Leno on Cyclone Biofuel Steam Engines
December 28, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica)

The U.S. Army is developing high tech steam engines that can run on biofuels, and not just for show. The steam engines, manufactured by Florida-based Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc, will be used in combat …

Biofuel Research Boosted by Discovery of How Cyanobacteria Make Energy
December 27, 2011 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  A generally accepted, 44-year-old assumption about how certain kinds of bacteria make energy and synthesize cell materials has been shown to be incorrect by a team of scientists led by Donald Bryant, the …

2100 CAAFI General Meeting Presentations Available Online
December 22, 2011 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

Presentations delivered by the various panel members are available on the CAAFI Expo website.  READ MORE

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RIN Compliance and D-Code Pathway Definitions (PDF) – Luce
Business Team Panel Discussion Elements of Alternative Fuels – Business Case …

Supercommittee Should Preserve Farm Energy Programs in the Farm Bill for in the Best Interest of the Nation: William Richards and Dennis McGinn
November 21, 2011 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by William Richards and Dennis McGinn (The Plain Dealer)  Guest Columnists:  The future of the government’s role in U.S. agriculture remains about as uncertain today as it was before the 1933 enactment of the Agricultural …

Military Thinktank Urges US to Cut Oil Use
November 2, 2011 – 11:28 am | No Comment

Suzanne Goldenberg   (The Guardian)  Report from Military Advisory Board says US must reduce energy imports over the next decade as a national security imperative

In its report, the Military Advisory Board said the US should …

Air Force And Navy Turn To Biofuels
October 27, 2011 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Shogren (National Public Radio)  The Pentagon’s hunt for an alternative to petroleum has turned a lowly weed and animal fat into something indistinguishable from jet fuel, and now the military is trying to kick-start …

Hydrotreating Algae for Jet Fuel
October 13, 2011 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …(John) Daly concluded that investors are looking for biofuels winners in a field that was suddenly much more level.  Disillusioned with the ongoing subsidies required to sustain ethanol, not …

U.S. Air Force Research Lab Releases Analytic Test Results for Virent Jet Fuel
October 11, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(Virent)  Results Indicate a Standalone, 100% Renewable Solution

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has released analytical test results of a plant derived jet fuel produced by Virent with technical …

Gevo Awarded Contract to Supply Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force
September 30, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Yahoo!Finance)  Air Force Purchase is for Jet Engine Testing and Feasibility Flight Demonstration

Gevo, Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, received a $5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) …

Gevo, the Panicked Investor, and the Aviation Fuels Opportunity
September 30, 2011 – 7:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  30 billion gallons of aviation fuels demand, and Gevo’s got a technology to produce it, using retrofitted ethanol plants, and a path to fueling planes at parity with conventional jet …

Military Spearheads Clean-Energy Drive
September 26, 2011 – 6:24 am | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin   (The Washington Post)   …As the nation’s single biggest energy consumer, the Pentagon has many reasons to want to diversify its fuel sources.  (Navy Secretary Ray) Mabus and others say the move toward alternative …

Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Report on Department of Defense Renewable and Alternative Energy Programs
September 21, 2011 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Today Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, joined by  John Warner, former five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia and senior policy adviser to the Pew Project on National Security, …

Veterans, Politicians Team Up in Battle to Change Energy Policy
September 9, 2011 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Steve Leone (Renewable Energy World)  While the price of military intervention is often measured in American lives, in this case it was the staggering amount of American dollars that most clearly made his point. …

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels
August 23, 2011 – 6:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only can make money – but can mitigate the carbon intensity of no-no feedstocks like coal, …

CTSI Announces Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Solutions
August 18, 2011 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization/PR Newswire)    The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) recognizes the 2011 Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Solutions. From over 220 global applicants spanning the energy spectrum, the organizations with the …

US Air Force Wants Biofuel Switch
July 22, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(News24)  The US Air Force is ready to switch to biofuels to help power its warplanes but the price of alternative fuels remains too high, military officials said.

Anxious to reduce its reliance on oil, the …

Air Force, Army Team Up to Explore ‘Green’ Solutions
July 22, 2011 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle  (U.S. Air Force)  Senior leaders from the Department of Defense, federal agencies, Air Force and Army discussed the strategic importance and way ahead for energy solutions during the Army-Air Force …

Oil Is Biggest Military Weakness
July 19, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Senator Mark Udall (Politico)  The Pentagon released its first-ever operational energy strategy last month — a plan that could dramatically cut costs and save service members’ lives. The plan is not about fielding a …

CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5
July 19, 2011 – 5:28 am | No Comment

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.  From it’s own research labs to partnerships with start-ups and major contractors, the U.S. Department of …

CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5
July 18, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.  From it’s own research labs to partnerships with start-ups and major contractors, the U.S. Department of …

Leading By Example: How Energy Innovation is Strengthening America’s Military
July 15, 2011 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Hull (Advanced Biofuels USA)   The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate hosted an event titled Leading By Example: How Energy Innovation is Strengthening America’s Military on July 7, 2011. Those in …

Biofuels Are Creating a Big Buzz in Military
June 27, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Renee Schoof (McClatchy Newspapers/Seattle Times)  Maj. Aaron Jelinek of the Air Force Thunderbirds flies his F-16 upside down, rolls it, thunders past his teammates in breathtaking close charges and joins five other fighter jets …

Pentagon’s First Energy Plan
June 17, 2011 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Keith Johnson (The Wall Street Journal) …The goals of the new strategy are to cut energy demand by forces in the field and to accelerate the development of alternative-energy supplies, such as renewable sources …

Independence Bio-Products Receives Patent for Low-Cost Algae Production System
June 3, 2011 – 7:10 am | No Comment

(PRWeb/Independence Bio-Products)  Independence Bio-Products (IBP) of Dublin, Ohio has received a patent from U.S. Patent Office covering the company’s low-cost open-pond system for producing algae for biofuels and animal feeds system year-round, regardless of climate …

The Defense Department Is a Significant Driver of New Technology
June 3, 2011 – 7:06 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (BIO/Biofuels Digest)  To carry out military and humanitarian missions around the world, U.S. forces require reliable fuel supplies and secure supply lines. The military is as much at the mercy of high …

Biofuels Plan Needs Nudge from Congress
June 1, 2011 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Dorr  (Air Force Times)  …Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has been the driving force behind the service’s conservation movement, both because it saves the environment and it saves money. And for that …

Military Sets Its Sights on Sustainability
May 31, 2011 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Richard Baillie (Renewable Energy World)  A host of renewable technologies are now winning the hearts and minds of military planners.

…But the military’s adoption of new technology had its greatest and most enduring impact in 1912 …

As Jet Fuel Prices Soar, a Green Option Nears the Runway
May 24, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Marianne Lavelle   (National Geographic News)  …The standards-setting body ASTM International is set to vote this summer on certification of hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ) fuel.

Tests both in the laboratory and in the air (led …

Air Force Thunderbirds to Demonstrate Flights with Biomass Fuels
May 19, 2011 – 10:05 am | No Comment

(WJLA TV ABC7)  The United States Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team has been testing the use of “green” biomass fuels.
The public is invited to watch flights burning the alternative fuel for the first time …

Let’s Focus on a Clean Energy Future for Ohio
May 6, 2011 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Tony Logan (Chillicothe Gazette)  …If we successfully build this industry, it will create thousands of jobs in small-town Ohio in growing and harvesting biomass, building and operating biofuel refineries and transporting the biofuel to …

Solix BioSystems™ Sells and Delivers First Commercial Lumian™ AGS4000
April 29, 2011 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

(Solix BioSystems)  Solix BioSystems today announced the first sale and delivery of its Lumian AGS4000 high productivity, fully integrated algae cultivation system to New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Lumian AGS4000 is …

Gevo and Mustang Sign Agreement for Bio-Jet Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, today announced it has signed an engineering and consulting agreement with Mustang Engineering, LP (Mustang) to convert Gevo’s renewable isobutanol to bio-jet fuel. This effort …

GEISS: Biofuel Takes Off with U.S. Air Force
April 15, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Geiss (The Washington Times)  …Since that first well, our national demand for fuel has grown astronomically. We have seen this in the Defense Department as well. Since the Vietnam War, there has been a …

Enabling the Navy’s Great Green Fleet
April 7, 2011 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Louise Poirier (Fuel Magazine/Ethanol and Biofuels News/Hart Energy)   Amid persistent concerns about supplying the enormous energy demands of the United States’ armed forces, the military is pursuing alternatives, and the Department of the …

F-22 Raptor Flown on Synthetic Biofuel
March 21, 2011 – 7:57 am | No Comment

by 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs  (Edwards Airforce Base)  An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like …

Officials Certify First Aircraft for Biofuel Usage
February 15, 2011 – 6:53 am | No Comment

by Maj. Richelle Dowdell  (US Air Force)  The C-17 Globemaster III was recently certified for unlimited usage of hydroprocessed blended biofuels known as hydrotreated renewable jet fuels, officials said here Feb. 9.

“This certification marks the Air …

Air Force Tells Biofuels Industry to ‘Bring It’
February 5, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Grace V. Jean   (National Defense Magazine)  The Air Force within the next five years wants to be able to go on a shopping spree to snap up several hundred million gallons of alternative …

RAND Van Winkle: an Inside Look at RAND’s Controversial Survey of Military Alternative Fuels
February 3, 2011 – 7:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A large number of leading companies, and industry associations, reported that they had had no contact with the RAND report team.

There have been allegations that the RAND team, either through …

No Direct Military Benefit from Use of Alternative Fuels by Armed Forces
January 25, 2011 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(RAND Corporation)  If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation’s armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Any benefits from investment in alternative fuels …

Eastern Gain Biofuels Project to Be Headed by Military Veteran
January 12, 2011 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran Captain Terry Carter has joined the Biofuels Center staff as director of eastern and military partnerships. He will lead a significant large project, Eastern Gain: Biofuels Enrich …

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines Power Biofuel Tests for U.S. Air Force
January 10, 2011 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(Pratt & Whitney)  A Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engine recently powered its first biofuel test flight of a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This flight test, powered by alternative …