Tag: Navy

Navy testing new Evolva materials: lighter than aluminium, halogen-free, able to withstand intense fire exposure

Navy testing new Evolva materials: lighter than aluminium, halogen-free, able to withstand intense fire exposure

August 14, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva said that “testing is underway by the US Navy of materials fabricated from special formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol.” Evolva’s collaboration with the US Navy (NAVAIR research facility, China Lake, California) is aiming to develop novel composite materials is to focus on the development of a new class of structural composite materials engineered […]

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Navy ship runs on 100% drop-in renewable diesel

Navy ship runs on 100% drop-in renewable diesel

August 8, 2016 |

In California, for the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) completed final-phase testing of a 100% drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy’s MILSPEC qualification program. ReadiDiesel™ was developed […]

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Navy getting hit in the press for filling up with expensive palm oil biofuel in Italy

Navy getting hit in the press for filling up with expensive palm oil biofuel in Italy

July 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the Navy is getting hit hard in the press for filling up part of its Green Fleet in Italy with a 5.5% palm oil marine diesel blend that allegedly cost $13.64 per gallon for the biofuel fraction. When announced in 2012, the Green Fleet was meant to run on 50% algae biofuel but the […]

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Green Fleet meets Flotta Verde? USS Mason in the Mediterranean for bio-refueling

Green Fleet meets Flotta Verde? USS Mason in the Mediterranean for bio-refueling

June 18, 2016 |

In Italy, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Joseph M. Bryan and Chief of the Italian Navy Adm. Guiseppe De Giorgi, visited guided-missile destroyer USS Mason as elements of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) and the Italian Navy’s Flotta Verde conducted a […]

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Cruz aims to declaw energy security hawks with appropriations amendment

Cruz aims to declaw energy security hawks with appropriations amendment

May 12, 2016 |

In Washington, news arrived from Advanced Biofuels USA that the “Defense Department Budget put together by Republican leadership would stop the US Navy from buying biofuels for the Fleet. This would end the “Great Green Fleet” and related projected that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has heroically pushed despite great opposition.” The Def Con […]

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A global force for good: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s military biofuels program

A global force for good: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s military biofuels program

May 12, 2016 |

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 year, “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 diversify its fuel supply without […]

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Evolva to develop plant-based, fire-resistant advanced materials with US Navy

Evolva to develop plant-based, fire-resistant advanced materials with US Navy

April 18, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva has completed a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Navy to support the development of advanced materials. The focus of the efforts supported by this CRADA relate to the development, validation and potential commercialization of new lightweight, fire­-resistant composite materials to save lives and reduce harm from fire. […]

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ARA ships 100% drop-in biofuels for Navy certification

ARA ships 100% drop-in biofuels for Navy certification

February 14, 2016 |

In Florida, ARA completed the delivery of over 150,000 gallons of 100% drop-in jet and diesel fuel to fulfill its DLA/US Navy certification fuel contract, two months ahead of schedule. For the first time ever, renewable jet and diesel fuels that meet petroleum fuel specifications without blending will be certified for use as 100% drop-in […]

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Launch of the Great Green Fleet

Launch of the Great Green Fleet

January 20, 2016 |

$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 remarkable vision results in Carrier Strike Group 3 operating in a world where “energy can no longer be used as a weapon against us.” After 7 years of wrangling, vision, exhaustion, […]

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Navy to launch Great Green Fleet with 77 million gallon buy of cost-competitive, non-food advanced biofuels blends

Navy to launch Great Green Fleet with 77 million gallon buy of cost-competitive, non-food advanced biofuels blends

January 7, 2016 |

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 diversify its fuel supply without paying more or changing its fuel spec reaches a key milestone. In Washington, The Department of the Navy has obtained 77.66 million gallons of cost-competitive, […]

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