Tag: US Navy

Motley Fool says Navy biofuels still have a way to go

Motley Fool says Navy biofuels still have a way to go

August 25, 2014 |

The Motley Fool Online has profiled the US Navy’s biofuel initiative, explaining the motivations for their investment in the industry. The article is hesitant to award positivity to the program, concluding: “There still is a pretty big disconnect between the price and availability of drop-in biofuels when compared to petroleum-based products. However, the hope is […]

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Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: US Navy, Abengoa, INEOS Bio, LanzaTech in the newsmix

Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: US Navy, Abengoa, INEOS Bio, LanzaTech in the newsmix

July 30, 2014 |

Captain James C. Goudreau, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office Stay the course. There is always risk, always naysayers. When we moved from sail to coal, coal to oil, oil to nuclear, there were always people who said we had the wrong idea, or there was no need. Nothing more difficult more perilous than to take […]

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The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part V of 5

The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part V of 5

October 30, 2013 |

From the leaders in bioenergy and chemicals—  the real issues and trends — today, a focus on politics, government, financing and deployment. In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year — and industry leadership in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance will reconvene at ABLC 2014 — the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference — in Washington DC […]

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DuPont, Coca-Cola, BP, US Navy surge in Biofuels Digest’s Hot Partners poll

DuPont, Coca-Cola, BP, US Navy surge in Biofuels Digest’s Hot Partners poll

May 24, 2013 |

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, DuPont, Coke, BP and the US Navy picked up enough votes to take the lead among “strategic customers” and “lab services”. In the bio-based world, that means partners, and plenty of […]

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Looking back at ABLC 2013

Looking back at ABLC 2013

April 18, 2013 |

As ABLC 2013 closes, we look back at 10 slides that caught our eye. ABLC 2013 has closed, and the delegates are now departing until May 18-20, 2014 when the latest in advanced biofuels goes again on display and under the microscope at ABLC 2014. After three intense days of activity, with two cabinet secretaries, […]

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Biodico to build biorefinery at Ventura County Naval Base

Biodico to build biorefinery at Ventura County Naval Base

October 22, 2012 |

In California, Biodico has signed an agreement with the US Navy to build a sustainable biorefinery at the Ventura Country Naval Base  that aims to produce biofuel and biopower competitively with unsubsidized conventional fuel and power. The company’s aim is to produce biofuels by integrating sustainable agriculture with renewable combined heat and power produced on-site. This […]

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The US Navy’s biofueled Green Fleet to highlight this year’s RIMPAC War Games

The US Navy’s biofueled Green Fleet to highlight this year’s RIMPAC War Games

June 29, 2012 |

The United States Navy may be laboring under a congressional ban on biofuel purchases that cost more than bargain basement fossil fuels, but no one said the Navy can’t burn the biofuel it’s already got. And that’s important because if you look at history, Congress generally loosens its military purse strings only when it fears […]

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Green Strike Group or Green Hike Group? With small-scale advanced biofuels, who foots the bill?

Green Strike Group or Green Hike Group? With small-scale advanced biofuels, who foots the bill?

May 15, 2012 |

US lawmakers tussle over funding for advanced biofuels demonstrations and early-commercialization. Who should pay premium rates for small-scale fuel production? The US Navy and other customer groups? Fuel makers and their investors? In Washington, the path for the Obama Administration to complete its proposed $510 million Defense Production Act investment in commercializing advanced biofuels for […]

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Aviation and military biofuels: new thinking on finance, fuels

Aviation and military biofuels: new thinking on finance, fuels

February 8, 2012 |

The US Navy, and a group of international airlines, struggle to foster sustainable, affordable aviation biofuels — the Navy for warfighting, the airlines for carbon-fighting. New thinking in finance may finally clear the runways for take-off. While most of the United States was focused on the 2012 Super Bowl, the CSPAN television network snuck a […]

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Maersk, US Navy testing algal biofuels as long-range marine fuel

Maersk, US Navy testing algal biofuels as long-range marine fuel

December 13, 2011 |

In Virginia, Maersk and the U.S. Navy are testing algae-based biofuel on the container ship Maersk Kalmar currently en route from Germany to India. The 300 meter-long container ship has a dedicated auxiliary test engine, which reduces the risks of testing, and its fuels system includes biofuel blending equipment and separate tanks. The biofuels test […]

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