Advanced biofuels, including those derived from algae, have many benefits over fossil fuels. They are renewable, they can reduce our dependence on imported fuel, and developing a new industry will provide thousands of American jobs. Now it is looking like engines running on biofuels tend to run longer, cleaner and more efficiently.
This is a terrific article by the U-T San Diego’s Jeanette Steele. It is a reminder of the great things this country used to do. . . like the space program. The Navy’s initiative on biofuels is something to take pride in! From the article, Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fox talked to reporters before heading […]
Today the U.S. Navy begins its Green Fleet demonstrations in Hawaii–the largest display of biofueled naval power yet. Biofuels derived from a variety of sources, including algae, will be used in U.S. ships and aircraft as part of the Navy’s effort to reduce its reliance on imported oil. In support of the demonstrations, Mary Rosenthal, […]
The U.S Department of Energy has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled Innovative Pilot and Demonstration Scale Production of Advanced Biofuels. This FOA seeks to identify, evaluate, and select innovative pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefineries that can produce hydrocarbon fuels that meet military specifications. This includes specifications for JP-5 (jet fuel primarily for the […]
As advanced biofuel technologies mature and commercial facilities begin to expand there is some concern about finding enough talent to keep up with production. Algae Industry Magazine makes note of a new program at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) that seeks to address the workforce concern by offering five courses in biofuels energy including OSHA […]