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US commits $62 million in biofuel research grants

The US Department of Agriculture and Energy Department have announced funding totaling £62 million as they try and boost the impact of alternative fuels, namely biofuel. With the US in deep financial trouble, the government has been keen to keep on top

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Air Force Thunderbirds to perform using camelina blend biofuel

The twists and turns performed by the Air Force Thunderbirds this week may pale in comparison with what’s going on inside the planes. A fuel blend that includes a biofuel made from the camelina flower will power two of the six

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USAF flies F-22 Raptor on synthetic biofuel

An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 (E50)  fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like plant not used for food. The flight was the capstone of a series of

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USAF Certifies First Aircraft for Biofuel Use, C-17 Globemaster III

The U.S. military is looking to go green across all branches. The USAF has announced that it has certified its first aircraft for use of biofuel. The first aircraft is the C-17 Globemaster III and it has been certified for

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Biofuel no benefit to the Military?

A new analysis presented to Congress yesterday paints a stark picture for the Defense Department’s current efforts to secure renewable fuels. “The use of alternative fuels offers the armed services no direct military benefit,” it added, urging the military and

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Pratt & Whitney Military Engines Power Biofuel Tests for U.S. Air Force

A Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engine recently powered its first biofuel test flight of a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This flight test, powered by alternative jet fuel, comes on the heels of engine

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Singapore To Hold Biofuels Conference In March 2011

International academia, scientists and experts on biofuels will meet in Singapore in March to identify promising avenues to a viable biofuels future. The experts will discuss economic and environmental considerations of biofuel technologies and the integration of biofuels into the

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U.S. Navy Tests New biofuel in Sea Hawk Helicopter

Moving closer to achieving the objective of decreasing its need for petroleum-based fuels, the Navy flew an MH60S Sea Hawk on a 50/50 biofuel blend Nov. 18 in Patuxent River, Md. The helicopter, from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21

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Industry Experts Recognize US Navy as Energy Leader, helped by Biofuel F/A-18

The U.S. Navy has been selected as a finalist in three categories in the international competition for the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards, which will be announced Dec. 2. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in

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US navy completes successful test on boat powered by algae biofuels

American navy sails towards sustainability with biofuel-powered gunboat It looked like a pretty ordinary day on the water at the US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia: a few short bursts of speed, a nice tail wind, some test manoeuvres against

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