Tag: Navy

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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Flagship invests in Red Rock, cost-competitive aviation biofuels come closer

Flagship invests in Red Rock, cost-competitive aviation biofuels come closer

March 17, 2015 |

Investment from Flagship Ventures brings Red Rock Biofuels closer to construction of its first commercial advanced aviation biofuels refinery In Colorado, Red Rock Biofuels unveiled a strategic partnership with Flagship Ventures that sets the stage for the construction of its first commercial scale refinery in Lakeview, Oregon. Red Rock last year received a $70 million […]

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Navy’s NAVAIR completes supersonic ATJ flight with Gevo’s fuel

Navy’s NAVAIR completes supersonic ATJ flight with Gevo’s fuel

December 29, 2014 |

In Colorado, the US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has announced its first successful alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) supersonic flight, fueled by Gevo’s renewable isobutanol. his is the first aviation test program to comprehensively test and evaluate the performance of a 50/50 ATJ blend in supersonic (above Mach 1) afterburner operations – a critical test to […]

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Air quality concerns abound for site of Red Rock Biofuel’s Oregon plant

Air quality concerns abound for site of Red Rock Biofuel’s Oregon plant

September 30, 2014 |

In Oregon, following excitement about Red Rock Biofuel’s agreements with the Navy and Southwest Airlines, attention is being paid to the town where the facility will be sited and the existing air pollution challenges there. Already the situation has attracted state and federal attention, with some local residents looking to clamp down on industry. The […]

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DLA announces ethanol procurement numbers, delivery period

DLA announces ethanol procurement numbers, delivery period

July 14, 2014 |

In the US, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the Navy has announced its annual Inland/East/Gulf Coast procurement, for which the ordering period is date of award through March 31, 2016. The delivery period will be April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 with 30-day carryover. As part of the regular bulk procurement for Inland […]

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Department of the Navy seeks biofuels on a large scale

Department of the Navy seeks biofuels on a large scale

June 10, 2014 |

CCC funds will be available to defray additional costs, if  produced using domestic feedstocks approved by the USDA for CCC eligibility. In Washington, the Department of the Navy announced that at least 37 million gallons of drop-in biofuels are being sought as part of its F-76 marine diesel and JP-5 shipboard jet fuel supply in […]

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Navy supporting ASU’s algae biofuel research

Navy supporting ASU’s algae biofuel research

May 28, 2014 |

In Arizona, similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, but in the realm of energy use and reliability, there are often parallel problems to be solved. Where there are overlapping issues, such as cost, sustainability, […]

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US Navy approves biofuels MILSPECS, opens Pacific fuel buy

US Navy approves biofuels MILSPECS, opens Pacific fuel buy

May 21, 2014 |

From Washington, the Navy’s Director of Operational Energy, Chris Tindal, advises the Digest: “As of two weeks ago, the Navy has fully approved MILSPECs for JP-5, JP-8, and F-76 for the F-T and HEFA pathways.  As you may know, DLA – Energy will be adding these biofuel annexes into our two upcoming domestic bulk fuel […]

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Navy plans to acquire advanced biofuels at parity this year

Navy plans to acquire advanced biofuels at parity this year

April 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Navy plans to set up two solicitations for advanced biofuels this year by way of the Defense Production Act. The Navy believes it will be able to source the fuels at a price competitive with existing fossil fuel supplies, rather than paying several times the current fossil fuel price as it has […]

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