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REPORT: Navy’s Biofuels Program Is A Huge Step Backwards
January 6, 2017 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  The U.S. Navy’s biofuels program has “failed to demonstrate any operational or strategic advantages over petroleum and have actually increased costs” for the military, according to a new report …

William Holmberg, Decorated Marine Who Became Renewable Energy Advocate, Dies at 88
September 19, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Bart Barnes (The Washington Post)  William C. Holmberg, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who received the Navy Cross for his actions on a Korean battlefield and later spent decades as an advocate on …

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study
August 1, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report …

The Navy Builds Strength by Saving Energy
July 6, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post)  The week of July Fourth is a good moment to salute an unlikely champion of saving energy and switching to alternative fuels — the U.S. Navy. Once a supreme …

Launch of the Great Green Fleet
January 22, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $2.05 per gallon for drop-in, non-food advanced biofuels blends. Who would have thought it possible a few years ago.  Well, the Navy for one. Their remarkable vision results in Carrier Strike …

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels
January 20, 2016 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Department of the Navy is now buying advanced, drop-in, cost-competitive, next gen renewable fuels. The biofuels sought can be blended in a range of 10 to 50 percent with conventional …

How a Controversial SECNAV Has Transformed the Navy
January 20, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Navy Times)  … The future fleet is poised to operate more on alternative fuels and be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has transformed the services he leads during what has become the longest …

Are We There Yet? A Biofuel Refinery Update
December 22, 2015 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World)   As oil prices plummet, are drop-in aviation biofuel refineries ever going to be built?  —  In September 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE), along with the Departments of the …

“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 …

Alaska Airlines, Gevo to Demonstrate Renewable Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel in Upcoming Flight
May 8, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Alaska Airlines ups the ante in the search for sustainable, affordable jet fuels.  In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly …

Biofuels Making Progress on Two Continents
August 6, 2014 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  New Hampshire, USA — …  In a move that could restore biofuel market uncertainty in Europe, this week (June 11, 2014) energy ministers are expected to reach political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect …

Navy, Marines to Partner with Purdue to Make Switch to Alternative Energy Sources, Biofuels
May 14, 2014 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Republic)  Purdue University is teaming up with the U.S. Navy on a project to help the military tap into alternative power sources.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus signed an agreement …

Department of the Navy Goes Green with Osprey
August 24, 2011 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(US Navy/Naval Air Systems Command)   The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by successfully flying a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on biofuel Aug. …

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 …

Biodiesel Shipment Could Be First Step in Fueling Base
July 20, 2011 – 8:30 am | No Comment

by Suzanne Ulbrich (ENCToday)  A delivery aboard Camp Lejeune Monday morning marked the culmination of a test project to provide renewable fuels for North Carolina’s military.

Officials aboard Camp Lejeune received 800 gallons of state grown and …

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 …

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 …

Marines Trying to Get Afghan Farmers Hooked on Energy Crops
March 22, 2011 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Annie Snider  (Greenwire/New York Times)   …Nelson, who has already served two tours in Iraq, spent this past winter tinkering with combinations of cottonseed oil and JP-8, the military’s universal fuel, to find a …

Abercrombie Introduces Biodiesel Crop Research Project
February 23, 2011 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Lance Cpl. Vanessa American Horse  (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System)  A project that is expected to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels kicked off here (Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay) Feb. 4.

The 24-month research …

Aloha Delivers First Supply of E85 in Hawaii
October 26, 2010 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(CSP)  Believes new E85 station at Marine base will help pave way for wider use in Islands

Aloha Petroleum Ltd. last week delivered the state’s first supply of E85 fuel (a blend of 85% ethanol and …

Pew Study: Department of Defense Embracing Clean Energy
April 22, 2010 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Pew Charitable Trusts) Pentagon, Service Agencies Working to Enhance Security, Save Money and Reduce Emissions
 
The Department of Defense has initiated ambitious clean energy programs in service of economic, security and environmental goals according to “Reenergizing America’s …