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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 …

The Big Military Biofuels Build-Up: Will It Happen, and How, and Why?
December 14, 2012 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Will Rogers  (Biofuels Digest/Consumer Energy Report)  The recent debate over the role of the military in investing in renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and conservation programs and alternative biofuels has included many voices that …

Biobased Briquettes, Not Bombs, for the Taliban?
December 11, 2012 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and women in the field, on the subject of the strategic and tactical opportunities in biofuels …

Report: Military Biofuels Programs Poised to Drive Major Economic, Job Growth
November 16, 2012 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Entrepreneurs)   Plans in Congress to kill military biofuels programs could also derail $10 billion+ in economic activity; creation of more than 14,000 jobs, study finds
The military’s plans to expand its use of biofuels in planes, …

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 …

Our Troops Deserve the Support that Flows from Domestic Biofuels, Says Gen. Clark
October 20, 2011 – 7:13 am | No Comment

Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (Biofuels Digest)  …
Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, yet this statistic clearly identifies America’s reliance on foreign oil as a significant threat to our economy …

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. …

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 …

The Reality We Are Living in Now: Biofuels and the New DC, Part II
July 11, 2011 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In a swirling stew of change regarding US federal incentives, tariffs, tax credits and loan guarantees, the most consistent mechanism driving the expansion of renewable transport fuel has been the …

Hinchey, Bartlett, Kingston and Office of Rep. Giffords Announce Formation of Defense Energy Security Caucus
July 8, 2011 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) and the Office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) today announced the formation of the Defense Energy Security Caucus (DESC). The Caucus aims to …

Energy Concerns Could Make Panetta First Green DOD Chief
July 8, 2011 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Annie Snider  (New York Times/Greenwire)  When Leon Panetta was sworn in this morning as the 23rd secretary of Defense, he inherited a force that is more fuel-dependent than ever — a fact that those …

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 …

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 …

US Navy Spartan Energy Ethos Means Biofuels (Four Commercial-Scale Biorefineries) and Energy Efficiency for the Fleet and the Country. For How Long? In Perpetuity …
April 14, 2011 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On April 12th at the Navy League’s 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the leaders of the US Navy’s 50% petroleum reduction by 2020 program honed in on what it means …

Military Defends Alternative Fuel Efforts
February 6, 2011 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Philipp (The Epoch Times)  A movement in the military to develop affordable alternative fuels may be moving the industry toward fruition, yet has fundamental gaps, according to a recent report from the RAND Corporation.
…Deputy …

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 …

National Energy Security: U.S. Government Eyes Biofuels
January 10, 2011 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(BiotechNow)  …Paul Bryan, biomass program manager for the Energy Department, who also spoke at the Pacific Rim Summit, points out that the government’s transition to biofuels must be careful and deliberate.
“We get a lot of …

Military Signals Advanced Biofuels Demand: 336 Million Gallons per Year by 2020
December 17, 2010 – 9:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …This week in Honolulu, Chris Tindal of the US Navy joined advanced biofuels CEOs Jason Pyle of Sapphire Energy and Jonathan Wolfson of Solazyme at BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit, to …

Join the Navy and Free the World: A Special Report on Military Biofuels
September 15, 2010 – 6:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Navy’s long term strategy is to supply 50% of its energy from renewables by 2020.
How much is that? Well, statistics on energy consumption from the Department Energy Supply Center …

Algae – Will Bulls or Bears rule?
August 16, 2010 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …A significant number of voices in the community continue to caution that algal biofuels are 10 years away, or likely to arrive at commercial scale only in the waning years …

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels
July 23, 2010 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Biofuels Digest/New Fuels Alliance)  Securing Foreign Oil is the title of Adam Liska’s and Richard Perrin’s recent article in Environment Magazine detailing why military emissions should be included in the carbon intensity (CI) …

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels
July 21, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Adam J. Liska and Richard K. Perrin  (Environment Magazine)  Military operations are major industrial activities that use massive amounts of fuel and materials that significantly contribute to climate change. In this article, we assert …

Vilsack: Unlikely Partnership for Our Clean Energy Future
July 15, 2010 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

Tom Vilsak (USDA/Richmond Times-Dispatch)  …America can no longer rely on energy sources that are growing increasingly difficult to find and utilize. We cannot accept an energy future that allows oil producers, whether they are controlled …

Producing and Using Biodiesel in Afghanistan
June 14, 2010 – 11:59 am | No Comment

(biodieselinafghanistan.com)  On December 1, 2009, at West Point, President Obama announced to the nation that the U.S.will send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan as soon as possible. These additional troops will bring the U.S. total in Afghanistan to around 100,000. The additional …

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 …

Send the Marines: 17 Steps the US Military is Taking to Advance, Use, and Advocate for Biofuels
March 29, 2010 – 7:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …orchestrating a sweeping revamp of energy strategy at the Department of Defense — where a new generation of leaders cite benefits such as these when they tout the features of …

Jet Stream: Biofuels Digest Special Report on Aviation Biofuels
March 11, 2010 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If 2009 brought us the “summer of Algae”, 2010 is certainly looking to usher in “Jet Spring,” with a series of stunning developments in the commercialization of aviation biofuels — …

Alternative Energy for Defense June 28-30 Washington, DC
March 2, 2010 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
Alternative Energy for Defense June 28-30 Washington, DC

·  Fuels Focus Day! Take part in this series of workshops to enhance your knowledge about a particular area of defense that is receiving a lot of attention
·  Representation from all branches of the services …

Algae to Solve the Pentagon’s Jet Fuel Problem
February 17, 2010 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)   The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a jet fuel from algae for the same cost as its fossil-fuel equivalent.
The claim, which comes …

Congress Are You Listening? DOD Energy Leader Needed Now
February 12, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Paul Bollinger (The DOD Energy Blog)  It appears that the Obama Administration is close to formally announcing a nominee for the Department of Defense (DOD) Director of Operational Energy Plans and Programs. The Director …

Deloitte Reports on Significant Concerns for Military Energy Security, Suggests Solutions
November 10, 2009 – 10:50 am | No Comment

Despite the improved efficiency of vehicles, ships and aircraft, and the use of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, there has been a 175 percent increase in gallons of fuel used per day, per United States …

Fueling the “Balance” A Defense Energy Strategy Primer
August 31, 2009 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Jerry Warner and P.W. Singer (Brookings Institution)  … Underlying this effort are two complementary objectives. First, a significant percentage of the overall reduction in baseline energy will come from the department converting from petroleum …

Fueling Our Security: The Need for a Defense Energy Strategy
August 31, 2009 – 7:49 am | No Comment

by Peter W. Singer (The Washington Examiner)  … Our Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy not just in America, but the world. It burns more petroleum in the course of its operations …