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U.S. Armed Forces Creating Clean Energy Innovations

July 27th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

The Department of Defense has made headlines for using biofuels to power its’ planes and ships, but clean energy innovations may have a bigger impact by reducing the carbon bootprint of military while saving lives on the battlefield. New technologies are reducing the weight of equipment soldiers carry into battle, powering military bases, and creating a fleet of electric vehicles


Legendary Air Force Thunderbirds Give Camelina Jet Biofuel a Workout

May 23rd, 2011 | by Tina Casey

It's showtime for camelina, a modest, weedy little plant that has started to make a big splash in the biofuel world. The U.S. Air Force took camelina under its wing a couple of years ago and tested it out on the A-10C Thunderbolt II, and it must have done pretty well because for the first time ever a camelina based jet fuel has been used by the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team.



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