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  • Fulcrum BioEnergy Wins $4.7M DoD Contract to Build Plant that Turns Waste into Aircraft Fuel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fulcrum BioEnergy Wins $4.7M DoD Contract to Build Plant that Turns Waste into Aircraft Fuel

    Fulcrum BioEnergy has received $4.7 million from the U.S. Defense Department to fund the construction of a plant intended to produce affordable and renewable fuel for military aircraft out of waste, according to a Waste Management World article. Ben Messenger writes the facility will be built at an unspecified location with access to municipal solid waste […] More

  • Pentagon Selects 3 for Biofuel Refinery Contracts; Sharon Burke Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Selects 3 for Biofuel Refinery Contracts; Sharon Burke Comments

    Emerald Biofuels LLC, Fulcrum Brighton Biofuels LLC and Natures BioReserve LLC will draft proposals for new energy refineries under contracts totaling $16 million as the Defense Department seeks renewable energy sources, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Nick Taborek writes the companies will compete for task orders to produce biofuels the Pentagon hopes will help operate military aircraft […] More

  • Fluor to Design New Mexico Renewable Fuel Plant - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fluor to Design New Mexico Renewable Fuel Plant

    Fluor Corp. won a contract with energy technology producer Joule Unlimited to design a renewable fuel production facility in New Mexico. The Irving, Texas-based construction firm said Saturday it will design and build the plant under an engineering, procurement and construction management services contract. The facility is intended to test and scale up liquid fuel production […] More

  • Navy Announces Record $12M Biofuel Purchase - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Announces Record $12M Biofuel Purchase

    The U.S. Navy will buy 450,000 in advanced biofuel, with the total purchase valued at $12 million, according to an announcement from the Defense Department. This is the largest government purchase of biofuel in history and falls under a contract announced last week by the Defense Logistics Agency. The contractor is Dynamic Fuels LLC, a […] More

  • Boeing, Hawai'i BioEnergy Team Up to Find Renewable Sources for Aviation Fuel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Hawai’i BioEnergy Team Up to Find Renewable Sources for Aviation Fuel

    A new collaboration has been formed to work towards creating renewable energy sources for aviation fuel. Boeing and Hawai’i BioEnergy will together to examine various crops such as eucalyptus and sorghum as potential sources to be converted to jet fuel, according to a Boeing release. The collaboration announcement prefaces an upcoming conference, the Asia Pacific […] More

  • Thunderbirds Soar with Honeywell Biofuel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thunderbirds Soar with Honeywell Biofuel

    Always a showstopper, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds“™ stunning demonstrations have wowed crowds with daring flight maneuvers and perfect synchronizations. Representing the Air Force around the globe, the Thunderbirds are a symbol of American ingenuity, superior air power and skill. In the spirit of the Air Force“™s cutting-edge technology and sense of duty, the Thunderbirds […] More

  • Poison Nut Boeing's Eco-Friendly Fuel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Poison Nut Boeing’s Eco-Friendly Fuel

    The jatropha-curcas tree sways in the balmy winds of South American. Short in stature, reaching all of 20 feet, the tree offers little in the way of shade, although sturdy enough to flourish in hostile terrains. Unremarkable in every way were it not for its nuts. The yellowish-brown seeds harbor the poison toxalbumin curcin, rendering […] More

  • Does Chicken Fat Fly? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Does Chicken Fat Fly?

    Uses for chicken fat: chicken broth, dog food, soap, lamp oil, salve, jet oil. Jet oil? Animal fat as biodiesel has been around for years, powering trucks, farm equipment and maybe a high school science teacher“™s car. What it has not done is flown. Until now. NASA is wondering how chicken fat will fly as […] More

  • Boeing, Aviation Industry Applaud Biofuel Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Aviation Industry Applaud Biofuel Agreement

    USDA and FAA have entered into an agreement to help farmers produce clean biofuel to be used for commercial transportation, Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Measures include implementation of the pilot Biomass Crop Assistance Program, in which USDA provides payment to eligible farmers. “The Obama administration […] More

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