Navigation Links
US Navy defends renewable fuels strategy in Industrial Biotechnology Journal
Date:8/9/2012

New Rochelle, NY, August 9, 2012Despite criticism from Congressional Republicans and other groups, the U.S. Navy recently completed its Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 international maritime exercises, featuring the "Great Green Fleet" powered by a 50% biofuels blend. The Navy contends that renewable energy resources such as biofuels have a critical role to play in enhancing national security and energy independence. Tom Hicks, U.S. Navy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, responded to recent attacks on the military's biofuels strategy and clearly presented the Navy's position going forward in an interview published in Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at the Industrial Biotechnology website (http://www.liebertpub.com/ind).

In the interview "A Dialogue with Thomas Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy," (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ind.2012.1534) Mr. Hicks identified areas of consensus and ongoing challenges that emerged from a recent Industry Roundtable on the Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Initiative organized by the Navy that brought together the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Departments of Energy and Transportation, the Air Force, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He also responded to questions about the Navy's strategy of using market pull to drive technological innovation and commercial development of high-performance biofuels. Mr. Hicks comments on the potential effects of recent actions by the Senate Armed Services Committee to restrict the use of Department of Defense funds for biofuels procurement.

"We applaud the U.S. Navy's commitment to developing our domestic renewable energy platform to help secure the country's energy future," says Larry Walker, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Professor, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. "Efforts like those being proposed by the U.S. Navy will help catalyze biotechnology developments that are so critical for our nation to compete successfully in the expanding global market."


'/>"/>
Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Israel names Tel Aviv Universitys Renewable Energy Center a Center of Research Excellence
2. Strategies to improve renewable energy feedstocks
3. Algae biofuels: the wave of the future
4. Better plants for biofuels
5. Environmental benefit of biofuels is overestimated, new study reveals
6. Researchers seek to improve drought resistance of biofuels crops
7. President, CEO Leppävuori, VTT: Finland should create a national bioeconomy strategy
8. Antitoxin strategy may help target other pathogens
9. Can you hear me now? New strategy discovered to prevent hearing loss
10. An economical, effective and biocompatible gene therapy strategy promotes cardiac repair
11. Coppers previously unknown exit strategy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
US Navy defends renewable fuels strategy in Industrial Biotechnology Journal
(Date:12/6/2016)... WARSAW, Ind. , Dec. 6, 2016  Zimmer Biomet ... that it has priced an offering of €500.0 million principal ... €500.0 million principal amount of its 2.425% senior unsecured notes ... is expected to occur on December 13, 2016, subject to the ... on an annual basis. ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 6, 2016 ... technology, announced today it has seen a third consecutive ... biometric sensor technology in 2016 with a 360 ... over last year. This increase was driven by sales ... well as robust interest in its technology for hearables ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... DALLAS , Dec. 6, 2016 ... criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, ... (PEP) jointly announced today a five (5) year ... exclusive agreement to expand the rehabilitation and reentry ... PEP History Established in 2004, the Prison ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016  Renova™ Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing ... other chronic diseases, announced that Catherine Bovenizer ... Financial Officer (CFO), effective today. Ms. ... experience in financial management for a variety of ... Most recently, Ms. Bovenizer was the Vice President ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016 NxGen MDx announced today that it brought ... in house, we,ve been able to improve customer service through shortened turnaround ... Alan Mack , CEO of NxGen MDx. ... , , A decrease in ... led to more job opportunities at the Grand Rapid headquarters. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. ... , , ... of human genome variations, development of sequencing technologies, and their ... as companies developing them. Various applications of sequencing are described ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... A ... small businesses in federally funded research and development is welcome news for the ... and photonics . , As part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) ...
Breaking Biology Technology: