US Navy invests $8m in marine energy

The US Navy is investing $8 million (£5m) to develop marine energy technologies for use at its facilities worldwide. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a four-year contract to the University of Washington (UW) to help develop tools for the Navy to predict and tap wave and tidal energy at its marine locations. […]

Obama invests $62m in biofuels

This week the Obama Administration announced more plans to invest in biofuels to counter the United States’ reliance on imported oil. A total of $62million (£40m) will be pumped into the sector, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Navy and the Department of Energy (DOE). This includes $30 million in federal funding […]

Energy efficient warfare? Roger that

The United States is putting forward more cash for research to make its army’s devices more energy efficient. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced a $30 million (£18.8) research competition to fund improving energy storage devices, which includes some being developed by the Department of Defense. One such project is hoping to increase the […]

US Navy orders 450,000 gallons of biofuel

The US Navy has ordered 450,000 gallons of biofuel in a $12 million contract with Dynamic Fuels. It is the largest ever US government purchase of biofuel. The Navy bought a blend of biofuel made from algae-based biofuel and cooking oil. This will be used in a 50-50 mix with petroleum-based diesel and aviation fuel […]