14 Sep '11, 11am

U.S. Air Force Has No “Green Energy Mission” But is Going Green Anyways

U.S. Air Force Has No “Green Energy Mission” But is Going Green Anyways

During the roundtable, Dr. Geiss described the operational complexities of fueling up the U.S. Air Force. Aside from combat, surveillance, training and other operational missions, the Air Force logs an average of 900 flights daily for “mobility,” to move supplies, equipment and personnel around, including medical evacuations, disaster response and humanitarian relief. That sounds like a pretty tall order but on the other hand, the Air Force is rapidly progressing with the testing and certification of its fleet to run on drop-in biofuel replacements for conventional fuel. Whenever the biofuel industry ramps up its production, “we are ready to consume,” said Dr. Geiss.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/14/u-s-air-force-energy-...

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