ONR Expands Green Reach in Asia-Pacific

Joanna Schroeder

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is expanding its work in Asia-Pacific’s renewable energy sector. The announcement was made during National Energy Action Month where the Navy is promoting energy efficiency and conservation by participating in and hosting events around the world. The announcement comes after ONR’s work with the Chiang Mai World Green City that was established two years …

biomass, Distributed generation, Energy, Geothermal, Microgrid, military, Solar, Wind

ACORE Report: Monitize U.S. Energy Security

Joanna Schroeder

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report, “Monetizing Energy Security,” that outlines liabilities fostered by the natural dependence of the Department of Defense (DOD) on energy resources. The paper proposes the DOD should consider the actual, total cost of energy it takes to achieve energy security and assign a dollar value. “As the largest, most …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, military, Renewable Energy

Solutions to Threat Oil Poses for Armed Forces

Joanna Schroeder

A new video offers solutions to the threat oil poses for America’s armed forces and the nation’s security. The video was developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Truman National Security Project. The new video details the growing danger of oil use to the country’s national security. The U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest institutional …

algae, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, military, Oil, Video

Department of Navy Seeks 37.5M Gallons of Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Navy is seeking at least 37 million gallons of drop-in biofuels to power its F-76 marine diesel and JP-5 shipboard jet fuel supply in the upcoming Inland/East/Gulf Coast bulk fuels solicitation released by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy on June 9, 2014. Bids are due by July 9, 2014 and deliveries of fuel will start …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, military, Renewable Energy

Rep Conaway Re-Introduces Anti-Biofuel Amendents

Joanna Schroeder

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) has reintroduced his anti-biofuels amendments and they have been passed. The amendments have been included in the House version of the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act. One amendment, H.R. 4435 prohibits the Department of Defense from purchasing biofuels unless the biofuels until certain date requirements are met: Except as provided in subsection 3 (b), none of …

advance biofuels, biofuels, Government, military

POET Nutrition’s Mike Skuodas Honored by DoD

Joanna Schroeder

Mike Skuodas, Director of Sales for Dakota Gold at POET Nutrition was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of his support of team members serving in the South Dakota Guard and Reserve. The award was given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESCR), a Department of Defense (DoD) operational committee. “The Patriot Award was created by …

Distillers Grains, military, Renewable Energy

DOD Begins Largest Ever Solar Installation

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Defense has broken ground on the military’s largest solar installation ever located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The 155-acre project will exceed 18 MW of clean electricity and provide 25 percent of the military base’s power. “These kinds of projects are vital to building a sustainable infrastructure for our nation,” said Ruth Cox, GSA Regional Administrator. “It …

Microgrid, military, Renewable Energy, Solar

Army Awards Renewable Energy Contracts

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), has awarded another 20 base contracts to companies in energy-related technologies. The awards are part of the $7 billion capacity, large-scale renewable and alternative energy power production Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). The 20 contracts are for the following …

biomass, military, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

USDA, DOD Announce Farm-to-Fleet Program

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus have announced a joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture to make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchases and use by the military. The announcement incorporates the acquisition of biofuel blends into regular Department of Defense (DOD) domestic solicitations for jet engine and marine diesel fuels. The Navy will …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, Audio, military

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret) on the topic of sustainability and national security. The event was part of the Sustainable Speaker lecture series at ASU’s Tempe Campus. Lt. Gen. Seip retired after 35 years of military service with his last assignment as commander of …

advance biofuels, algae, Alternative energy, military