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U.S. Energy Department, the Army Join Forces on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deal

(U.S. Department of Energy/NGV Journal)  The Energy Department announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Army to collaborate in the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for military

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

University of Illinois professor Stephen Long, explaining the need for home-grown biofuels said, “(P)eople of my age have seen these past (oil) disruptions. You know we’ve probably three major ones since

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

State Government of Queensland : Pentagon Meeting Advances Queensland’s Emerging Biofuel Industry

(Office of Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning The Honourable Cameron Dick)  Queensland’s potential as the biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific has taken centre stage in Washington this

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Royal Netherlands Air Force First to Operate F-16 Fighting Falcon on SAF

(Bioenergy International)  Over the next fortnight, one F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will operate from Leeuwarden Air Base on a 5 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinion: Putin Has Finally Gone Too Far

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post) … So how can the United States and its closest allies alter (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s behavior, if they’re truly serious about holding Russia

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

The Pentagon Is Quietly Moving forward on Biofuel Deals. Republicans Want to Stop It

by Travis J. Tritten (Washington Examiner)  … (Former Navy Secretary Ray) Mabus’ vision is, however, quietly moving forward under the Trump administration. The Pentagon has authorized $140 million to help

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Withdrawal of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for and the Cancellation of the Farm-to-Fleet Feedstock Program Biofuel Production Incentive (BPI)

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency)   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has withdrawn support for the Farm-to-Fleet BPI Program, and

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Story of Red Rock Biofuels and the Bond Market Breakthroughs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world of drop-in military biofuels, two major updates appeared this week. In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels got good news on Monday when the governor

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It

by Nicholas Kusnetz (InsideClimate News)  The giant naval base at Norfolk is under threat by rising seas and sinking land, but little is being done to hold back the tides.   —  … Naval

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Sierra Hotel: Los Alamos, Gevo to Develop Ultra Long-Range Missile, Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Imagine, for example, a Boeing 777 flying non-stop between any two cities in the world. Or F-18A/F Superhornets adding significant weapon loads, or up to 30%

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy solicitation is best market for economic viability of project followed

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Realize the Great Green Fleet

by Daniel Orchard-Hays and Laura A. King  (U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine)  The U.S. Navy’s initiative could pave the way for a Department of Defense energy program that garners precious

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Strength through Choice: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s military biofuels program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To explain the Navy’s marine and aviation biofuels program, Chris Tindal gave the following presentation at ABLC 2017 — focusing on efforts to internationalize the

August 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Gripen Completes Test Flights with 100% Biofuel

(SAAB)  Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Army Is Teaming up with a Davis Startup to Turn Trash into Energy

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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

From Off-Take to Take-Off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US Renewable Jet Fuels Program

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

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Play a Role in Military Energy Security

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

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Military’s Shift Away from Oil Clashes with Trump’s Promises

(Fayatteville Observer/Associated Press)  … While a growing number of military leaders have declared global warming a national security threat, the strategy clashes with President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to end policies that

January 18, 2017 Read Full Article

REPORT: Navy’s Biofuels Program Is A Huge Step Backwards

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,

January 6, 2017 Read Full Article

The Trump Cabinet’s Greener Thumb

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)   Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis may be a rare ray of hope for environmental advocates that the coming administration won’t completely walk away

December 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

‘The Daily Show’ Attempts To Find The ‘Badassery’ In The Navy’s Embrace Of Biofuel

by Dan Macrae (UPROXX) …  The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj discovered, the U.S. Navy is currently embracing a new green era. … On tonight’s edition of the Comedy Central news program,

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  … Biofuels are not new for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, which have been experimenting with blends on aircraft and ships for several years.

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Now Boarding: Commercial Planes Take Flight with Biobased Jet Fuel

by Melissae Fellet (C&EN)  Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels  —  This year, renewable jet fuel took off, graduating from demonstration and test flights to some regular

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Successfully Powers EA-18 Super-Hornet Surveillance Aircraft

(Sputnik News)  The US Navy successfully tested a new advanced biofuel this month on a Boeing EA-18 “Green Growler” aircraft, a surveillance version of the Super-Hornet, the US Naval Institute

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

US Air Force to Produce Biofuels for US DoD Applications

(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

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Who Needs Biofuels? Cost-Competitive Renewable Fuels are in Demand

by Jonathan Male  (U.S. Department of Energy)   A large part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector could be uniquely filled by biofuels and bioproducts.

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ to Tap Australian Biofuel Hub

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg)  Renewable fuels may provide 50% of U.S. fleet’s power by 2020; Queensland seeks to create export-oriented green-fuel market  —  The U.S. accepted Australia’s offer to supply biofuel

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

$26/gallon to $2.05 in 42 months: The Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest and BioChannel.TV released “Sustainable Fuels on Troubled Waters”, the Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet — a

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Aemetis CEO to Attend RIMPAC Maritime Exercise in Hawaii with US Navy Great Green Fleet

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) today announced that Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, accepted an invitation to join top Navy officials and a small group of leading biofuels executives in

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study

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

August 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Latest US Navy Biofuel Bunkers Are Bad For the Environment, Expensive, Barely Biofuel At All, Says Critic

(Ship & Bunker)  … As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the U.S. Navy has sought to develop and use drop-in biofuels as part of its energy security goals, having previously

July 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Navy Builds Strength by Saving Energy

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

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Secretary of the Navy Visits USS Mason for Biofuel RAS

by Janweb B. Lagazo (US Navy, USS Mason)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Joseph M. Bryan and Chief of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy ‘Green Fleet’ Fills up with Italian-Made Biofuel

by Steve Scherer (Reuters)  A U.S. warship took its first delivery of Italian-made biofuel on Thursday as part of the Navy’s program to use more alternative energy. The USS Mason

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Two CSGs In Mediterranean; Truman Attacking ISIS, Ike Demonstrating ‘Great Green Fleet’

by Megan Eckstein (US Naval Institute News)  … For now, the Ike CSG is involved in Great Green Fleet operations, to include a multi-day passing exercise (PASSEX) with units of the Italian

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Can the U.S. Military Afford to Run on Biofuels?

by Rich Smith (The Motley Fool)  …  The beef tallow being used today, however, costs just $2.05 per gallon, making it cheaper than the $2.76 per gallon that the Defense Logistics

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

A Global Force for Good: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Military Biofuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To explain the Navy’s marine and aviation biofuels program, Chris Tindal gave the following presentation at ABLC 2016 in February. As we described it earlier this

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Defense Approps Stops Military from Spending on Low-GHG Fuels

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy 5/12/2016)  Straightening ME out on Section 526: The defense appropriation draft defunds any implementation of Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Armed Forces Testing Biofuels to Reduce Costs

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

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy to Require Climate Change Reporting From Vendors (Corrected to reflect Request; not Require)

by Ellen KNickmeyer (Associated Press/ABC News)  The U.S. Navy on Tuesday became the first branch of the U.S. military — the world’s single-largest user of fossil fuels — to say

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

McGinn: Navy Energy Programs Are ‘All About Warfighting’

by John Grady (USNI News)  When asked what happens to the Navy’s energy initiatives when President Barack Obama leaves office in January, the service’s top civilian official overseeing those efforts

April 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop in, Trip Out, Turn On: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-In Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Drop-In Fuels” Here below is the first slide deck presented on the day. We’ll have the remainder of

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Queensland Greenlights Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Project for Military, Aviation, Marine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Queensland, the state premier Anna Palaszczuk, the Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham, and the Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey jointly announced

March 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Security Drives U.S. Military to Renewables

by  Camille von Kaenel (ClimateWire/Scientific American) Reducing emissions is not a priority for the military — … Concerns over energy security are spurring branches of the military to get more electricity from

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Zeitgeist at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

  by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You might think that annual conferences feel the same year after year. Not true.  One of the reasons to attend conferences is to

February 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor & publisher Jim Lane at the Energy Security Breakfast at ABLC

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

First Indian Biofuel Ship Set for Fleet Review

by Kalyan Ray Visakhapatnam (Deccan Herald)  When President Pranab Mukherjee will review the naval fleet on Saturday, a small Indian naval vessel with green bands on both sides may emerge as

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Launch of the Great Green Fleet

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

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels

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

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Amidst Drop in Oil Prices, U.S. Navy Deploys ‘Great Green Fleet’

by David Alexander (Reuters/Yahoo!)  The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

How a Controversial SECNAV Has Transformed the Navy

(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

January 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Greening the Military

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

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels

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

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy to Launch Great Green Fleet with 77 Million Gallon Buy of Cost-Competitive, Non-Food Advanced Biofuels Blends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks and based on next-generation technology.  The Navy’s 7-year quest to

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Military Takes Clean Energy Seriously, and It’s Not Alone

by Justin Ford (Las Vegas Sun)  … The U.S. military has long since decided climate change is a “threat multiplier.” Increasing global temperatures mean more dangerous situations around the world —

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Veterans Are Pushing for More Clean Energy Back Home

by Kevin Johnson (Grist/Fusion)  Veterans know firsthand the dangerous challenges that come from fossil-fuel dependence, and many are choosing to help the country transition to a clean-energy economy when they return

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Mission Incomplete

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

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

North Set to Be Biofuel Capital

by Charlie Peel (Townsville Bulletin)  Up to 30 mini biofuel plants could be rolled out across North Queensland as part of an ambitious plan to make the region Australia’s renewable fuel

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

GAO Report Addresses DOD Alternative Fuels Investments

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In late July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report focused on U.S. Department

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change

(U.S. Department of Defense)  Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

New EU Sanctions against Russia Impact European Biofuel Companies

by Richard Weiner  (Fredrikson & Byron/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Council of the European Union has recently enacted regulations that require the member

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Don’t Wait for the Next War by Wesley K. Clark

(Amazon.com) … War is a poor substitute for strategic vision, and decisions made in the heat of imminent conflict are

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Looks to Biofuels in 2016

by Mark Matsunaga (U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs/The Lemoore Navy News)  Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Bio-Fueling the Navy

(BIOtechNOW)  …  However, it also takes real marketplace demand—often led by a few significant “early adopters”—to put a new technology

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Kaine, Rigell, Scott, Wittman Host Sea Level Rise Conference In Norfolk

by Chris Marston (Page County Dot Net)  U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, U.S. Congressmen Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman,

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Outlines A More Self-Sufficient, Efficient Future For The Fleet

by Christopher Harress (International Business Times)  … For Mabus (Ray Mabus, the secretary of the Navy), who had come to New

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

US Senate Completes Mark-Up on Defense Budget, Supports Continuation of Advanced Biofuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act, following mark-up, is reported to

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

By Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel from the Sea: Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Seawater

by Daniel Parry  (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Plans Action This Year on Two Large Pathways to Alternative Fuel

by Jared Serbu (Federal News Radio) The Navy says it will create two new acquisition vehicles this year to ensure it has

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Italian Navy Looks for Alternative Fuels

(The Medi-Telegraph)  One of the main topics of the meeting between Italian Defence Secretary Domenico Rossi and US Navy Secretary

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA and US Navy Explain the Ins and Outs of the Farm-to-Fleet Program at Industry Day: Presentations Available

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the US Department of Agriculture headquarters building in Washington, DC, on January 30,

February 19, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

US Secretaries of Defense, Agriculture and Energy Push for Cost-Competitive, Drop-In Advanced Military Biofuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Agriculture, and Secretary of Energy delivered four

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Agriculture, Navy Secretaries Promote U.S. Military Energy Independence with 'Farm-to-Fleet'

(US Department of Agriculture)  Program blends homegrown biofuels with conventional fuels, propelling ships, jets and jobs Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

December 11, 2013 1 comment Read Full Article

Rep. Enyart Calls for Energy Independence, Growing Agriculture Economy With New Bill

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

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Turning Grass into Gas

by Bruce Barcott  (OnEarth.org)  Imagine a future in which airliners run on cornstalks and Navy ships ply the oceans on

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Navy’s Use of Biofuels Could Trigger Private-Sector Adoption

by Amy Harder (National Journal)  The Navy’s use of advanced biofuels could help spur private-sector investment, said Dennis McGinn, President

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Despite Fracking Boom, US Military Still Looks to Biofuel over Natural Gas

by Seth Robson (Stars and Stripes)  The drilling boom created by hydraulic fracking has led to an explosion of natural

August 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Green Water: Can the U.S. Navy Win the Eco-Arms Race?

by Ray Mabus (Foreign Policy)  With domestic oil production up, imports declining, and new oil and gas reserves being discovered,

August 7, 2013 Read Full Article

House Moves to Block DOD Buying Biofuels

by Alex Guillen (Politico)  The House late last night approved by voice vote a measure to block the Defense Department

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Gas Price Spikes Have Consumers Wondering, When Will We Be Energy Independent?

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The United States is beginning a domestic energy boom and could become a

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

New R&D Strategies for a New Era

by Douglas L. Faulkner with contributions from Jacques Beaudry-Losique (Biofuels Digest)  …We believe it is time for bioenergy industry leaders to

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Senate Rejects Amendment Gutting Military Biofuels Program by 40-59 Vote

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire)  An amendment to a $984 billion Senate government funding bill that would have stripped

March 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Comments on Air Force Strategic Studies Quarterly Article: Energy Insecurity, The False Promise of Liquid Biofuels

(US Department of Energy/Department of Defense)  General Comments Although the author has done an extensive literature reading in the biofuels

March 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Funding Bill Amendments Target Military Biofuels

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire)  Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) filed two amendments to a $984 billion government funding bill

March 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Is the U.S. Military Fighting Straw Men?

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)    Are supporters of the oil industry grasping at straws to keep the

March 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Defending Clean Energy Goals and Policies

(25 x ’25)  Renewable energy stakeholders were reminded again in recent weeks that misguided criticism and outright misinformation launched against

March 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Inside the Military’s Clean-Energy Revolution

by Julia Whitty (The Atlantic/Mother Jones)  …To get to the Nimitz, 100 miles off Honolulu, our turboprop is flying a 50-50

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Pentagon Nominee Hagel Endorses Ban on High-Carbon Defense Fuels

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Obama’s nominee for Defense secretary, is backing a

February 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Defense Bill Done: Biofuels Survive

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unofficial reports indicate that biofuels provisions have survived a House-Senate conference over the Defense bill.

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

The Big Military Biofuels Build-Up: Will It Happen, and How, and Why?

by Will Rogers  (Biofuels Digest/Consumer Energy Report)  The recent debate over the role of the military in investing in renewable

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

“Biofuels Have the Momentum”: US Senate Votes 54-41 to Clear Navy’s Path to Affordable, Advanced Biofuels Capacity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Senate voted 54-41 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

US Senate Votes 62-37 to Back Military Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Senate voted 62-37 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Fight Flares Before Possible Defense Debate

by Geof Koss (Roll Call)  More than one-third of the Senate is calling for removal of provisions in the defense

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Report: Military Biofuels Programs Poised to Drive Major Economic, Job Growth

(Environmental Entrepreneurs)   Plans in Congress to kill military biofuels programs could also derail $10 billion+ in economic activity; creation of more

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Wins 2nd Term – What Does It Mean for Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Positives. Continuity. Obama was by far the most bullish supporter of all things biofuels in

November 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodico and Navy Sign Renewable Fuel Agreement

(Biodico/PR NewsWire/Herald Online)  Today Biodico announced signing a new agreement with the U.S. Navy for the development and evaluation of

October 19, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Secretary Says Biofuel Technology Has Arrived

by Michael Fabey (Aerospace Daily and Defense Report/Aviation Week)  Despite continued opposition from lawmakers like U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.),

October 16, 2012 Read Full Article

The U.S. Military's Great Green Gamble Spurs Biofuel Startups

by Todd Woody (Forbes Magazine)  …Funded with $85 million from Bill Gates and other investors – plus $104 million in government cash

September 12, 2012 Read Full Article

The Fearless Emergency of Now

by Todd Atkinson  ( US Department of Agriculture  Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service/Biomass Magazine)  Since the 20th century, scientists have worked to

September 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Petroleum Refiners Get out the Old Fear-Mongering Playbook for Attack on Renewable Fuel Standard

by Brent Erickson (BIO/Biofuels Digest)  Despite oil industry claims of “$10 million in fines for non-existent fuels” – they paid

August 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Insiders: GOP Won’t Stop Pentagon’s Green-Energy Push

by Olga Belogolova   (National Journal)  Republicans in both the House and Senate this year have proposed cutting funds for alternative-energy

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

US Biofuel Advocates Urge Congress to Continue Pentagon Funding

by David Alexander   (Reuters)  * Ex-Senator Warner leads veterans in pushing alternative fuels * Senator Inhofe seeks accounting for

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

'Green Strike Group' Offers Point of Pride, Not Political Divisiveness

(25 x ’25)  As the “green strike group” makes its way through the waters of the Pacific Rim this week,

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Baby vs Bathwater: When Does Budget Prudence Tip over into Energy Shortsightism?

Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest)  …The Navy doesn’t go to war, or even a war simulation, with unproven technology. That sends

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Australian Navy Goes Green with New US Biofuel Deal

by Brendan Nicholson (The Australian)  THE Royal Australian Navy has taken a major step towards “greening” its warships and aircraft

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

More Access to Advanced Biofuels Becoming an Issue of National Security

(MultiService.com)  Advanced biofuels are gaining popularity throughout the United States thanks to their financial and environmental benefits. Domestic biofuels can

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

#GreatGreenFleet: SECNAV, CNO Visit Nimitz For Great Green Fleet Demonstration

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan A. Colon (USS Nimitz Public Affairs/America’s Navy)  The Secretary of the Navy, the

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Senators Gird for Fight over U.S. Navy's 'Green Fleet'

by Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell (Reuters)  U.S. senators who support the Pentagon’s push to expand its use of biofuels said

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Push in Congress to Ban Biofuels in Military Has Big Long-Term Costs

by Norman Seip (Christian Science Monitor)  The US armed services is working hard to wean itself off of fossil fuels

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

The Navy’s Green Strike Group Sails on Biofuels Blend: Will It Sail Again?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the Pacific-based forces of Can-Do battle the Washington-based forces of Shouldn’t-Try, we look at

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

RAND Says US Military Cannot Reduce Biofuels Price; Should Exit Development; BIO Disagrees

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a new study by the RAND Corporation says that the US military’s petroleum

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Ads Hit GOP Lawmakers for Opposing Navy Biofuels

by Jeremy Herb (The Hill/Defcon Hill)  A liberal-leaning national security group has a six-figure ad campaign attacking four Republicans, including

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Pentagon Biofuels Effort Aids Energy Independence

By Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine)  (Politico)  It’s disappointing that Congress may try to second-guess

July 17, 2012 Read Full Article

White House Official: Congress 'Short-Sighted' on Biofuels

by Zack Coleman  (The Hill/E2Wire)  Congress “needs to get beyond short-sightism” that is stunting investment in and handcuffing Defense Department

July 17, 2012 Read Full Article

The Obama Plan for Cost-Competitive, Military Biofuels: The 10-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Obama Administration has laid out an integrated strategy for commercializing advanced biofuels, with a

July 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Insiders Support Military’s Renewable-Energy Push

by Sara Sorcher (National Journal)  Nearly two-thirds of National Journal’s National Security Insiders agree with the military’s push for renewable energy,

June 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Short-Term Politics Stifles Pentagon’s Green Energy Ambitions

by Jen Alic (OilPrice.com)  The US Defense Department consumes more energy than any other department or sector in the country,

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Wait’ll Next Year: Advanced Biofuels and the Military

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, heartbreak came early in the season when the Senate Armed Services Committee has

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

US Warplanes Can Fly Faster, Carry Additional Weapons Load Using Advanced Fuels and Biofuels: New Data

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) New tests conducted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have revealed that US warplanes are capable

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Groups Ask Senate to Reconsider NDAA Amendments Blocking Military Use of Alternative Energy

(BusinessWire)  The Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Biotechnology Industry

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Republicans Blowing up Military’s Plans for Alternative Energy; Democrats Fighting Back

by Troy Hooper  (The Colorado Independent)  …House Republicans passed a pair of provisions Friday that would stymie the military’s efforts

May 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Increasing Our National Security with New Technology

by Retired Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, USMC, American Security Project  (The Hill/Congress Blog)  The United States military is the single

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Algal Biomass Organization Briefing on Industry Accomplishments and Policy Needs

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) As host of an annual legislative hearing on Capitol Hill, the Algal Biomass Organization

March 12, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Va. Congressman Questions Navy’s Ability to “Go Green” versus High Cost

by Mike Gooding (WVEC.com)  … Fourth district congressman Randy Forbes is challenging the Navy which is making a priority out of

March 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Navy Energy Director Speaks on US Need for Global Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The military has been especially active in the push to develop biobased jet fuel, but

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Report on Department of Defense Renewable and Alternative Energy Programs

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Today Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, joined by  John Warner, former five-term

September 21, 2011 Read Full Article

The Green Strike Group: The Fuels, The Force, The Skinny

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …Tactically, a Green Strike Group, powered by renewable diesel-electric engines, nuclear power and aviation

September 13, 2011 Read Full Article

ABO Responds to USDA/DOE/Navy Biofuels Investment Promise

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algal Biomass Organization has voiced its opinion of the US government’s recently announced $510 million biofuels

September 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Propel Blue Angels Over Labor Day Weekend

by Leon Kaye  (TriplePundit.com)  …This year, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the long-form name for the Blue Angels, wowed visitors

September 6, 2011 Read Full Article

The True Cost of the Military’s Oil Addiction

(CNN Money)  Among the many incentives pushing the military to use less oil, reducing the number of casualties it takes

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Is Disappointed in White House Plan for National Security Drop-In Biofuels Investment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As a tie-in to President Obama’s current bus tour promoting his job creation

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Energy Concerns Could Make Panetta First Green DOD Chief

by Annie Snider  (New York Times/Greenwire)  When Leon Panetta was sworn in this morning as the 23rd secretary of Defense,

July 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Led By DoD, Federal Government Hoping To Fund Biorefineries

by Yuliya Chernova   (Wall Street Journal)  The Department of Defense, an emerging market force in biofuels, is working on a

July 1, 2011 Read Full Article

House Armed Services Committee OK’s “Filthy Fuels” in New DOD Budget Bill

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the House Armed Services Committee OK’d a defense budget bill that exempted the Department

May 16, 2011 Read Full Article

USArmy Corps of Engineers Releases Benchmarks to Meet Energy and Sustainability Goals

(US Army Corps of Engineers)  Today, (April 19, 2011) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released, for the first

April 20, 2011 Read Full Article

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 …

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On April 12th at the Navy League’s 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the leaders of

April 14, 2011 Read Full Article

The Great Green Fleet

by James Marvin (The Virginia Pilot)  …Off the capes of Virginia, a modern Navy swift boat cuts a wake at

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Marines Trying to Get Afghan Farmers Hooked on Energy Crops

by Annie Snider  (Greenwire/New York Times)   …Nelson, who has already served two tours in Iraq, spent this past winter

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Realities

by General K. Wesley Clark (Ret.) (Growth Energy/Biofuels Digest)  …(E)very Administration has warned of America’s addiction to foreign oil but

March 7, 2011 Read Full Article

INTERVIEW-Mideast Unrest Shows Need for Alternative Fuels-Mabus

by Andrea Shalal-Esa   (Reuters)   Oil price rises spurred by spreading unrest in the Middle East underscore why the U.S. military

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

RAND Study Says Advanced Biofuels Offer No Direct Military Benefit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We hereby sentence the authors to a one-year subscription to Biofuels Digest. We continue to

January 26, 2011 Read Full Article

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