Army (US)

Army’s New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Vehicle Shines at Indy 500

A light rain was falling over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Friday (according to the Daily Trackside Report) but that didn’t stop the Army’s rather awkward looking but fuel efficient diesel-electric hybrid Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) from going out for a demonstration spin. The CERV has been on display at the track as part of the buildup to the 100th running of the Indy 500.

End of Battery Nightmare for U.S. Soldiers

Disposable batteries have been called a “logistical nightmare” by the U.S. Army, and for good reason. With the increasing use of electronic gear, today’s foot soldier has to carry more batteries and the weight adds up. The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency has been actively seeking a solution in the form of portable fuel cells, and now students at the Stevens Institute of Technology are working on a

U.S. Army Has Net Zero Vision for National Security

With its vast stock of vehicles, ships, planes, buildings, lands, and other facilities, the U.S. Department of Defense could foment a green revolution all by itself – and that seems to be just what it intends on doing, starting with the Army. Working quietly for the past couple of years, DoD has been nudging closer to developing an ambitious net zero program for a group of U.S. Army bases. That applies not only to energy production and consumption, but also to water resources and waste disposal as well.

U.S. Military Harvests Rainwater in Hawaii

Add rainwater harvesting to the long (very long) list of sustainability initiatives undertaken by the U.S. military. In Hawaii, the Army is developing a full scale rainwater harvesting system for its Schoefield Barracks on Oahu, which will be used to irrigate landscaping at the site. The icing on the sustainability … [continued]