Tag: afghanistan

Springboard Biodiesel to supply small-scale biodiesel system to Bagram Airfield

Springboard Biodiesel to supply small-scale biodiesel system to Bagram Airfield

March 25, 2015 |

In Afghanistan, Springboard Biodiesel announced it has been selected to provide its turn-key, small-scale biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. Springboard Biodiesel’s BioPro 380EX and SpringPro T76 comprise a small-scale biodiesel processing system designed to inexpensively convert the base’s used cooking oil (UCO) into ASTM-grade biodiesel that can then […]

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Biobased Briquettes, not Bombs, for the Taliban?

Biobased Briquettes, not Bombs, for the Taliban?

December 10, 2012 |

Could biomass briquette mills and improved cook stoves undermine the Taliban — for one percent of what the US now spends? From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and women in the field, on the subject of the strategic and tactical opportunities in biofuels and bioenergy. This […]

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Jatropha biodiesel project in Afghanistan put on hold

Jatropha biodiesel project in Afghanistan put on hold

August 5, 2011 |

In India, Lablands Biodiesel has been notified that the project to start a jatropha to biodiesel industry has been postponed due to security concerns arising from U.S. troops being withdrawn from Afghanistan. Lablands was to be awarded a subcontract to train either Afghani nationals or representatives of the US firm Lablands in India in planting […]

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US Marines increase biofuels use in Afghanistan

US Marines increase biofuels use in Afghanistan

[ 0 ] March 24, 2011 |

In Afghanistan, the US Marines are slowly but surely sourcing cottonseed oil from cotton gins in Helmond and surrounds to produce biodiesel for electricity generation at the Camp Leatherneck Marines base. The Marine Corps’ new expeditionary energy report released Monday says Marines must cut their fuel usage by 50% by 2025. More on the story.

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Opium poppies as biofuels feedstock for Afghanistan

Opium poppies as biofuels feedstock for Afghanistan

[ 0 ] September 20, 2010 |

In Afghanistan, biodiesel production is seen as a way to introduce a green economy to the country with the US military the most likely customer. Discussions are underway to use opium poppies as the biofuel feedstock, thereby helping to keep farming families from losing their market while at the same time fighting one of the […]

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