Tag: DOD

US Defense Dept attacks waste storage with bio-based grant

US Defense Dept attacks waste storage with bio-based grant

November 27, 2011 |

In Washington, the DOD awarded a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant to Northern Technologies International for the development of biobased and marine biodegradable non-plastic bags. In collaboration, NTIC and MSU developed a  modified plant oil based product as a coating material on selected paper substrates. Having successfully demonstrated proof-of-concept in Phase I, […]

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GI Joe, Funding Man from Head to Toe: the DoD and drop-in biofuels at scale

GI Joe, Funding Man from Head to Toe: the DoD and drop-in biofuels at scale

July 1, 2011 |

As the Defense Department looks at its options to directly jump-start drop-in biofuels production at scale, we look at the Defense Production Act – the rationale, the process, the funding, and energy’s role In Washington, a report from WSJ states that the DOD is investigating the use of the 1950 Defense Production Act to fund […]

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The Defense Department Is a Significant Driver of New Technology

The Defense Department Is a Significant Driver of New Technology

June 3, 2011 |

By Brent Erickson, Digest columnist, Executive VP, Industrial Environmental Section, BIO 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 oil and gasoline prices as the average consumer. And, oil often comes from regions […]

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Defense Department bill would increase biofuel contract period to 15 years

Defense Department bill would increase biofuel contract period to 15 years

[ 1 ] May 30, 2011 |

In Washington, the Department of Defense would be permitted to increase long-term contracts with biofuel producers from 5 years to 15 years under the Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act of 2011. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of Washington sponsored the measure as Senate Bill (S-1079), mirroring the introduction of the bill as […]

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Inslee bill would allow 20-year fuel contracts for DoD

Inslee bill would allow 20-year fuel contracts for DoD

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

In Washington, Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. tabled a bill that would authorize the Dept. of Defense to sign 15-year contracts for advanced biofuel supply, up from the current five-year limit. The proposal has been referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Armed Services.

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House Armed Services Committee OK's "filthy fuels" in new DOD budget bill

House Armed Services Committee OK's "filthy fuels" in new DOD budget bill

[ 0 ] May 16, 2011 |

In Washington, the House Armed Services Committee OK’d a defense budget bill that exempted the Department of Defense from Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act, which had since 2007 required that fuels purchased by the military be no more carbon-intensive than standard fossil fuels. The provision, if passed by the Congress and […]

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"Can't singlehandedly drive a market"

"Can't singlehandedly drive a market"

[ 2 ] April 20, 2011 |

Mark Iden of the Defense Logistics Agency confirmed that the US government proposed to purchase several hundred million gallons of drop-in advanced biofuels by 2016, citing an expected demand of 336 million gallons from the Navy and 587 million gallons from the Air Force. But Iden, likened the government, although a large customer, to a […]

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Defense Department calls for presentations on drop-in biofuels, waste-to-energy technologies

Defense Department calls for presentations on drop-in biofuels, waste-to-energy technologies

[ 0 ] February 23, 2011 |

In Washington, the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) will conduct a workshop April 25-26, 2011 in McLean, VA to help discover emerging technologies relevant to the United States Navy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy. The workshop will provide selected innovative companies who do not normally conduct business with the Department of Defense with an opportunity […]

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Montana senators propose allowing DoD to sign 20-year fuel contracts to promote stability for alt fuels

Montana senators propose allowing DoD to sign 20-year fuel contracts to promote stability for alt fuels

[ 0 ] September 29, 2010 |

In the US, a Senate bill was introduced by Montana Democratic Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester which would allow the Department of Defense to sign US ethanol supply agreements for up to 20 years. The current policy limits the military to supply contracts of five years, but the senators argue that longer contracts would […]

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Join the Navy and Free the World: A special report on military biofuels

Join the Navy and Free the World: A special report on military biofuels

[ 0 ] September 15, 2010 |

In California, Solazyme tells the Digest that it has signed a new deal with the US Navy and Honeywell’s UOP to deliver 150,000 gallons of algal-based biofuel for HRF-76 Renewable Naval Distillate fuel, the primary shipboard fuel used by the Navy. The news follows an initial contract for 20,000 gallons of HRF-76, signed in 2009, […]

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