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Can warplanes fly farther, carry more weapons, with advanced biofuels? More new data.

We’ve been following the development of advanced fuels that carry more, travel farther — and here’s a giant step forward. A China Lake-based research team finds terpene fuels that add 13% to the performance, compared to fossil fuels. We take a look at the new breed of renewable fuels — with a Q&A to explore […]

April 13, 2014 More

Changing water into wine: Er, will jet fuel do?

Hydrocarbon fuel from seawater and nothing else? Is it possible?  Not only possible, but demonstrated as a process, and tested in a model plane. How does it rate on the Hooey scale? The Digest investigates. In Washington, researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have completed a miniature-scale flight demonstration using a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, […]

April 8, 2014 More

“Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out.”

Today on Twitter: DConsult Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out – Science AAAS bayonnebernie: Navy’s Use of Biofuels Could Trigger Private-Sector Adoption – 3think #science #sciencenews Top Stories: Defining Consciousness, Better Biofuels, and the Brain’s Final Moments

August 18, 2013 More

Navy expects affordable biofuels by 2016

In Washington, the Navy says that biofuels prices are becoming more affordable faster than expected, thanks to cooperation with the DOE and USDA, with 2016 seen as a likely date for biofuels availability in commercial quantities. Recent contracts have been awarded for 170 million gallons of biofuel at $4 a gallon for 2016, much lower […]

August 8, 2013 More

Italian navy testing use of biofuels on warships

In Italy, the navy is currently testing new-generation biofuels made from non-food biomass such as algae, agricultural residues and general wastes. The product will be tested by propelling a warship on biofuel this year. It is designed to be compatible with existing NATO naval fuel to avoid costly work to modify equipment and systems. Ultimately, […]

July 15, 2013 More

BP Biofuels, BASF, Navy surge in biofuels Hot Partners poll

In Florida, voting is now underway in the 2013 Hot Partners competition, and will continue through Friday June 14 at 5pm EDT. In voting yesterday, BP Biofuels surged into the lead for Finance (late or commercialization stage), BASF took the solo lead for “Separation, microharvest, informatics & catalysis systems and services” and the US Navy took […]

June 7, 2013 More

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

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, […]

May 27, 2013 More

“Navy advanced biofuels program will create 35,000 new jobs by 2020.”

Today on Twitter: MattMcGovern Navy advanced biofuels program will create 35,000 new jobs by 2020, many in rural areas. #gjgj2013 RWLWater ”The price of perfection” regarding food waste. Turn price of food waste into energy? #biofuels zixri_net Carbon Neutral Energy: Taking Biofuels to the Next Level OECD: What is the future of biotechnology? Is there more to it […]

April 18, 2013 More

“Biofuels have the momentum”: US Senate votes 54-41 to clear Navy’s path to affordable, advanced biofuels capacity

In Washington, the US Senate voted 54-41 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina to repeal section 2823 of the annual Defense appropriations bill. Sec. 2823 of the FY13 NDAA (S. 3524) would have prohibited the Secretary of Defense or any other official from the Department of Defense (DoD) […]

November 30, 2012 More

Affordable Naval biofuel: First comes the feedstock

Is the US government right in aiming to commercialize aviation biofuels production – or should it be aimed at ensuring affordable feedstock? Pain at the pump. $5 gasoline in California. $8 gasoline in the EU. We hear about it all the time. But in biofuels, the pain comes long before the pump. It arrives with […]

November 21, 2012 More