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The US Navy, Biofuels, and the Eco Arms Race

August 12th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

America’s military leaders have been strong advocates for converting America’s war machine to renewable biofuels in general and ethanol in particular, and US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus just wrote a new article over at Foreign Policy that lays out all of his reasons to move away from oil, from dependence on foreign powers to oil’s troublesome logistics and environmental impact


Might The Military Make EVs Mainstream?

June 28th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

America has the world’s largest military by far, spending more than the next 20 countries combined. When we’re not invading other countries, the military of developing world-changing technologies like GPS and the Internet, technologies that once seemed impossibly expensive for the average person to own. So one writer is asking; can the military make EVs mainstream


In the Army Now! Military Developing Ethanol Fuel Cell

June 15th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Electricity-generating fuel cells that can be fueled by a cheap, abundant, and renewable fuel source seem to be the holy grail of a low-emission, energy-independent future. Up to now, making the hydrogen that’s powered fuel cell cars has been expensive, but the US military may have come up with new way to generate electricity in a fuel cell with a fuel that we’ve been writing an awful lot about, lately: ethanol


Study Says That Algae Could Replace Petroleum And Soybean Diesel

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel


Green Politics Heats Up On Capitol Hill

October 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

The approval rating of the US Congress and the Senate is very poor right now – and for good reason. These elected officials are consistently taking out of both side of their mouth. Example, while the US military is pushing hard for green technology Republicans in the House of Representatives are trying to push through the so called “No More Solyndras Act”



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