Tag: Navy

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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Biodico presents biofuel R&D project results to the Navy

Biodico presents biofuel R&D project results to the Navy

October 22, 2015 |

In California, Biodico announced that the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center presented the results of a five-year joint research and development project with Biodico to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Dennis McGinn, the California Energy Commission, and California Governor Jerry Brown’s Staff. Additionally, Biodico’s construction crew will be completing […]

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Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

May 6, 2015 |

The historic performance guarantee that’s at the centerpiece of the deal; the partnership that could lead to eight projects; Cathay Pacific, Waste Management and the US Navy in the mix. In California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Abengoa to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet […]

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Pentagon releases its Rocky Mountain/ West Coast advanced biofuels solicitation

Pentagon releases its Rocky Mountain/ West Coast advanced biofuels solicitation

April 9, 2015 |

In Washington, news filtered out from the Pentagon today that the Rocky Mountain/ West Coast advanced biofuels solicitation is now posted on the FedBizOpps website (www.fbo.gov).  This solicitation will be for fuel deliveries from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016. As you will read in the solicitation, vendors can submit bids with a minimum […]

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