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U.S. Army Is Teaming up with a Davis Startup to Turn Trash into Energy
March 28, 2017 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Cathie Anderson (Sacramento Bee)  … Essentially, the company uses a blast furnace to heat metals, glass, ash and organic solids to a temperature of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than the temperatures at the center of …

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 …

Biodiesel a Fuel Option for Army Workboats
September 11, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by John Simpson (Engineering 360) A three-year study to evaluate the feasibility of using biodiesel fuel in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) floating plant operations has concluded that the use of such fuels does not negatively …

Biomass Goes from Golden Age to the Brink of Demise
March 10, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Marc Heller (E&E Publishing/ClimateWire)  … In California, once home to 66 biomass plants, about 30 remain in business, dashing the hopes of orchard growers looking for places to sell downed trees and branches.

“When oil is …

Army to Lease Land to HECO for Biodiesel-Fueled Power Project
February 24, 2016 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Army has announced the availability of the record of decision (ROD) to lease land and grant easements on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield to Hawaii Electric Co. (HECO) …

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 …

Greening the Military
January 19, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Sara Stefanini (Politico)  Getting fuel into a war zone can be deadly. One soldier is killed on average for every 24 convoys sent across the mountains and deserts of Pakistan to supply foreign troops in …

Picatinny Arsenal Engineers Cook up New Recipe for Biofuel
December 3, 2015 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Audra Calloway (Picatinny Arsenal; U.S. Army)   While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its …

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 …

In Major Shift, Obama Administration Will Plan for Rising Seas in All Federal Projects
February 6, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)   President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and …

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 …

On a More Positive Note at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference
April 22, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   After Day 1 at Biofuels Digests’s ABLC which served up depression, aggravation and despair; the group of intrepid travelers on the journey to a bio-based economy pulled themselves together …

Gevolution 2014: Gevo’s Forward Progress, and Some Side-by-Side
March 28, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Gevo reports its 4Q results and adds back some ethanol production, we look at the short-term gains and the long-term implications.   Why ethanol, why now — what’s the latest …

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 …

Come, and They Will Build It
December 5, 2013 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Lockheed Martin’s army of engineers has expanded its expertise to bioenergy and biofuels.

Besides its own facility, some of Lockheed’s projects on file include a share of a $15 million contract …

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 …

Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell
August 27, 2013 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Paul Tullis (The New York Times)  …But big drawbacks have prevented the wholesale adoption of trash-to-gas technology in the United States: incineration is polluting, and the capital costs of new plants are enormous. Gasification …

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 …

Iowa Army National Guard Launches E85 Mission
February 14, 2013 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(FlexFuelUS)  The Iowa Army National Guard is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the deployment of ethanol. More than half o f its 577
non-tactical vehicles a t Camp Dodge nowrunonE85thankstoaconcerted commitment to meet or …

U.S. Army Examines Smaller, Flex-Fuel Generators
August 22, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Adam Stone  (Defense News)  The U.S. Army is testing new power packs that could run on virtually any fuel, including gasoline, ethanol and diesel.

Developed by INI Power of Morrisville, N.C., the alternative energy power …

Japan, the Pentagon, and the Future of Renewable Energy: Battle Lines Form
March 22, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Andrew DeWitt (The Asia-Pacific Journal)  …The Republicans think they see their chance to throw a wrench in the works. They recently decided to open congressional hearings to try, through focusing on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, to …

Obama Directs Military to Cut Petroleum Consumption 30 Percent
February 1, 2012 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(NCTechNews)  …In order to comply with and support these directives, Fort Bragg partnered with the Defense Energy Supply Center and the Army Petroleum Center to construct the Green Biofuel Superstation to serve its flex-fuel fleet …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

The True Cost of the Military’s Oil Addiction
August 22, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(CNN Money)  Among the many incentives pushing the military to use less oil, reducing the number of casualties it takes to protect vulnerable fuel convoys is one of the most important.

1 in 8 soldiers killed …

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 …

Army to Spend Billions to Save Billions (Hopefully)
August 16, 2011 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Paul McLeary (Aviation Week)  The Army says that it wants to drop about $7.1 billion over the next decade on renewable-energy technologies, in order to try and shave some zeros off of the annual $15 …

More Fight, Less Fuel: The Defense Department’s Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy July 27, 2011 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
July 22, 2011 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
More Fight, Less Fuel: The Defense Department’s Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy   July 27, 2011   Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The Department of Defense is rapidly emerging as the leading force in the United States for the development and use of renewable energy technologies. Energy efficiency has emerged as mission essential to the Army, Navy, …

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 …

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 …

USArmy Corps of Engineers Releases Benchmarks to Meet Energy and Sustainability Goals
April 20, 2011 – 7:24 am | No Comment

(US Army Corps of Engineers)  Today, (April 19, 2011) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released, for the first time, its fiscal year 2010 scorecard on sustainability and energy performance.  Using this scorecard as a …

U.S. Military Supports Hawaii Biodiesel Demonstration Program
March 23, 2011 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims  (Pacific Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  This month Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie introduced a new oilseed crop research program—the Biodiesel Crop Demonstration Project—that will span two years as part of the state’s effort to promote …

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 …