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Former Army Captain: Ethanol Industry a ‘Natural Fit’ for Veterans
November 13, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  … What most Americans may not know, however, is that thousands of veterans have continued to make our nation stronger and more secure by choosing careers in the ethanol industry …

‘Readijet’ Biofuel Created in Panama City to Fuel Military Jets
November 2, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(  Imagine a world in which the military’s most elite jets are fueled by a product made from kitchen grease.  …  Chuck Red is the Vice President of Fuels Development with Applied Research Associates. The …

Biofuels Are Proven Winners – But Still Get No Respect
June 1, 2016 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (AgriPulse)  The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed by EPA disappointed both biofuels and fossil fuels advocates. That’s because EPA set next year’s mandate for corn ethanol at 14.8 billion gallons – 200 …

Renewable Fuels Critical to Energy Security | Commentary
March 5, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Hank Naughton (Roll Call) … However, the one downside of cheap fuel at the pump is that it lulls people into forgetting our over-reliance on oil creates a serious national security concern for America and our …

House Committee Passes Anti-Biofuel Amendments in Markup Session
May 22, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) On May 7, the House Armed Service Committee held a markup session on H.R. 4435, the fiscal year 2015 national defense authorization bill. During that markup session, committee members voted in …

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 …

Why the Military Hates Fossil Fuels
February 3, 2012 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Amy Westervelt (Forbes)  …Time and again top military leaders have spoken out against our dependence on oil as a matter of national security. The thing you need to remember about the military, though, is that …

Lignin Biojet Project Wins DARPA Funding
September 29, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A researcher at Washington State University has been selected to receive a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award to support the development of a technology to produce …

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 …

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 …

The Great Green Fleet
March 23, 2011 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by James Marvin (The Virginia Pilot)  …Off the capes of Virginia, a modern Navy swift boat cuts a wake at more than 50 miles per hour on fuel made from algae and petroleum. High over …

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 …

Global Realities
March 7, 2011 – 8:44 am | No Comment

by General K. Wesley Clark (Ret.) (Growth Energy/Biofuels Digest)  …(E)very Administration has warned of America’s addiction to foreign oil but none has dealt successfully with it.

And today we are paying the price. We have seen …

The Magoo Congress
February 24, 2011 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The response to all this worry over oil? The United States House of Representatives in a new series of measures  just passed, is doing its level best to ensure the …

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 …

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 …

What the RAND Report on Biofuels Really Said
February 3, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report/R Squared Energy Blog)  The just-issued RAND report Alternative Fuels for Military Applications has generated quite a bit of controversy. However, in my opinion many of the news stories covering the …

RFA Analysis of EPA’s “Preliminary” Triennial Report on Biofuels and the Environment to Congress
February 2, 2011 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) In compliance with Section 204 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to report to Congress every three years on …

RAND Study Says Advanced Biofuels Offer No Direct Military Benefit
January 26, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We hereby sentence the authors to a one-year subscription to Biofuels Digest.
We continue to sound the alarm on “studies” that are, in essence, reviews of peer-reviewed literature reviews and interviews …

Advanced Biofuels Association Responds to Faulty Study by RAND
January 25, 2011 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  ABFA President Michael McAdams responded to the RAND Corporation’s release today of results of its study, Alternative Fuels for Military Applications:
“Shame on the RAND Corporation as it does a great disservice to …

Algal Biomass Organization Questions Flawed RAND Report
January 25, 2011 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Algal Biomass Organization)  Today, the RAND Corporation published a study and accompanying press release calling into question the effectiveness of renewable fuels for military use.
The report can be found here:
A copy of the press release …

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 …

National Energy Security: U.S. Government Eyes Biofuels
January 14, 2011 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(BIO tech NOW)  Defense Department details military needs for advanced biofuels
The U.S. military has a real need for biofuels.
The Navy sets its requirement at 336 million gallons by 2020.
…Paul Bryan, biomass program manager for the …

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 …

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 …

First U.S. Commercial Scale Advanced Biofuels Plant Opens
November 8, 2010 – 7:33 am | No Comment

(Stockhouse)  Dynamic Fuels Producing World’s Leading Fuels From Non-Food Fats, Greases
Operations are underway at the new Dynamic Fuels plant, which is successfully converting animal fats and greases into high quality renewable fuels, officials from Syntroleum …

REVIVAL! Hawai’i Bi-O Style: Elite Squad of Scientists Aim to Boost Hawaii via Bioenergy
October 26, 2010 – 6:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Hawaii is a code word meaning “paradise” not only to sun-starved tourists, but to bioenergy developers. It has all the hallmarks of the “perfect market”.
1. A state that generates no …

RVers Outpace Military In Fuel Cell Use
October 14, 2010 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Bill Sweetman (Aviation Week)  Fuel-cell manufacturer SFC of Germany has rolled out a new product in its line of methanol-air electrochemical cells, a system designed to provide secondary power to military vehicles – for …

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 …

The Ministry of Oil Defense
August 9, 2010 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Peter Maass (Foreign Policy) It’s not polite to say so, but if Americans understood just how many trillions their military was really spending on protecting oil, they wouldn’t stand for it.
Shortly after the Marines …

Munching Machines: Robots that Forage for Fuel and Run on Steam Power
May 20, 2010 – 7:31 am | No Comment

(The Economist)  …(A) team of American researchers is developing a machine to power a vehicle that will fend for itself by gathering material like wood, leaves and grass to be used as a biofuel to run …

Corn, Ethanol and the War on Terrorism
May 17, 2010 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by Roy Roberson (Southeast Farm Press)   American farmers are producing enough corn to meet food needs, livestock feed needs and to provide a start for the country’s effort to develop a sustainable energy source to …