10 Jun '11, 3pm

The Defense Department’s Role As Clean Technology Leader

The Defense Department’s Role As Clean Technology Leader

The Navy and Air Force have both worked with biofuel suppliers to conduct tests and certify that biofuels meet exacting requirements for performance and cost. For instance, renewable fuel producer Sustainable Oils of Montana supplied camelina-based bio-jet fuel for a 2010 test flight of the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 “Green Hornet” aircraft. The 50-50 blend of camelina-based and petroleum-based jet fuel successfully powered the plane at supersonic speeds. And Solazyme – a California algae oil producer –delivered to the Navy 20,000 gallons of jet and diesel from algae, the largest amount of advanced biofuel ever produced. The Army has tested a garbage-to-energy tactical biorefinery at an operating base in Iraq that used a hybrid of gasification and fermentation to produce a mix of fuels to run an electrical generator.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/06/10/the-defense...

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