Tag: DOD

Wesley Clark publishes book, ‘Don’t Wait for the Next War’

Wesley Clark publishes book, ‘Don’t Wait for the Next War’

October 12, 2014 |

In Arkansas, Digest contributing editor Wesley Clark published his new book, “Don’t Wait for the Next War”. Clark comments: “I’ve been working it for five years, or, maybe, my whole life. Its an effort to frame the challenges we face, and offer a way forward, at least, to give us a chance.  Our great nation, […]

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NDAA passes out of committee, bad news for biofuels?

NDAA passes out of committee, bad news for biofuels?

May 19, 2014 |

In Washington, the House Armed Services Committee voted on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (NDAA) and passed it out of committee, pending consideration by the full House of Representatives and the Senate. There are two provisions in the legislation related to biofuels: The Defense Department would be exempt from energy efficiency measures and […]

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Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

March 5, 2014 |

Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax credits, loan guarantees and R&D support — but haven’t got the time to read all 1653 glorious pages? Try the Digest’s 7-Minute Guide. In Washington, President Obama outlined his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for 2015, with a focus on tax […]

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US House amendment would block DOD from non-petroleum fuel purchases

US House amendment would block DOD from non-petroleum fuel purchases

July 25, 2013 |

In Washington, while the House’s energy committee was hearing testimony regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard, an amendment to the defense spending bill was approved by voice vote that would block the DOD from purchasing most biofuels, going so far as to include any “non-petroleum” fuel. Politico says it doesn’t expect the measure to pass the […]

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Fulcrum BioEnergy: The Digest Interview

Fulcrum BioEnergy: The Digest Interview

May 30, 2013 |

A signature developer of fuels from municipal solid waste lands a high-profile grant from DoD for a drop-in military biofuels project. The technology, the economics, the progress – CEO Jim Macias and VP Ted Kniesche update the Digest. For much of the past two years, the intriguing projects of Fulcrum BioEnergy have been advancing to […]

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The Battle of the Beltway: DoD awards $16M towards parity-cost, drop-in, non-food biofuels

The Battle of the Beltway: DoD awards $16M towards parity-cost, drop-in, non-food biofuels

May 27, 2013 |

DoD goes forward, after internal wrangle, with advanced biofuels program via $16M phase 1 investment. With industry cost share, project totals $33M: aims for sub-$4, drop-in military biofuels.  In Washington, the DoD will award three contracts totaling $16 million to Emerald Biofuels, Natures BioReserve and Fulcrum Biofuels for drop-in military biofuels, according to Sharon Burke, […]

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Senate rejects proposal to dump DOD drop-in fuels funding

Senate rejects proposal to dump DOD drop-in fuels funding

March 25, 2013 |

In Washington, the Senate has rejected an amendment that would have gutted the DOD’s drop-in biofuels spending program in a vote of 40-59. The proposal by Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) sought to move $60 million from biofuels spending to the DOD’s O&M budget.

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“Biofuels Producers Waiting for Pentagon to Show Them the Money.”

“Biofuels Producers Waiting for Pentagon to Show Them the Money.”

January 30, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: ConsumersUnion: On #biofuels & the Department of Defense: “the national security need to reduce exposure to oil is clear…” ModFarm: Why drought and biofuels will mean fewer chicken wings are eaten this Super Bowl Sunday benlubbon: #Biofuels Producers Waiting for Pentagon to Show Them the Money Politicolnews: Warning: New E-15 Ethanol Gas […]

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Support our Troops

Support our Troops

November 29, 2012 |

By Mary Rosenthal One of the most popular bumper stickers and signs you see on the roads today read “Support our Troops.” Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to support our troops – as well as the biofuels industry, the national economy and our overall national security by stripping language from the National Defense Authorization Act […]

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“Ethanol blending may be delayed – Times of India.”

“Ethanol blending may be delayed – Times of India.”

November 29, 2012 |

Today on Twitter. tweettrailbot1: Check out who is tweeting about: ‘ biofuels ‘, here: xtremeGreens: If DOD can afford to keep spending $26 per gallon for fuel  there must not be a fiscal cliff. hashpune: Ethanol blending may be delayed – Times of India barnmedia: NCGA: Chain Restaurants’ Ethanol Report Full of Empty Calories…

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