16 Aug '11, 6pm

Federal Agencies Commit $510M to Biofuels: It’s tough to get federal funds for anything these days, unless you...

Federal Agencies Commit $510M to Biofuels: It’s tough to get federal funds for anything these days, unless you...

It’s tough to get federal funds for anything these days, unless you’re the military. The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy have teamed up with the Navy to spend up to $510 million over the next three years to advance drop-in biofuels for aviation and marine applications to power the military. The agreement is no surprise. Just last week, the U.S. Army announced an Energy Initiatives Office to help the agency centrally plan and deploy renewable energy projects. The Army is looking to get 25 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2025. The Navy also announced a partnership with the DOE’s research arm, ARPA-E to develop grid-level energy storage. The Navy has some ambitious clean energy goals in coming years, including having half of the energy used by the department coming from alternative fuel or alternative sources by 2020. Arun Majumdar, Director of ARPA-...

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US Government To Invest $510 Million in Advanced, Drop-in Biofuels

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renewableenergyworld.com 16 Aug '11, 7pm

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First Takes: IKEA Aims for 100% Renewable in UK, Biofuels from Gators? and More

First Takes: IKEA Aims for 100% Renewable in UK...

greenbiz.com 17 Aug '11, 3pm

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