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  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s self defense test ship (SDTS), ex-Paul F. Foster went underway for final-phase testing of two alternative fuels, May 31. The SDTS traveled to San Diego, where it took on approximately 30,000 gallons of two types of alternative fuels. The ship then proceeded on a normal cruise according to the navy, demonstrating that the […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Agriculture kicked off the Great Green Fleet January 20, with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, USA. The Great Green Fleet is a Department of the Navy initiative highlighting how […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ministry of National Defense of Chile and the United States Department of the Navy released a Joint Statement on the Research, Development and Use of Alternative Fuels.   Reaffirming the longstanding commitment by both countries to work in close partnership to support military capabilities that enable the two nations to effectively conduct combined military […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    This year’s participants of the international maritime exercise RIMPAC will use about 11.2 million gallons of a 10 percent alternative fuel blend during the exercise, the U.S. Navy said. USS John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), also called the Great Green Fleet and the U.S. Navy’s pioneer in fuel efficiency measures, arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii […]

  • 21 September 2016

    Spanish Navy’s Santa María-class frigate Navarra departed Naval Base Rota to relieve sister-ship Reina Sofía in EUNAVFOR’s operation Sophia which is a mission to prevent loss of life at sea in the Mediterranean Sea. The two frigates will meet in Augusta, Italy for the handover ceremony. Operation Sophia force commander visited Reina Sofía on September 18 for one last time to […]

  • 3 October 2014

    The Department of the US Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, has decided to base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.   This will be accomplished by implementing Alternative 2 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in early September.  “From takeoff to landing, you couldn’t tell any difference,” said Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Fairfax, project officer and test pilot with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, after the first test flight Sept. 1. […]

  • 11 December 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Navy successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year today with the Dec. 7-9 operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) amphibious transport vehicle. The tests also marked the fastest speed achieved to date by a U.S. Navy surface […]

  • 30 July 2012

    The Royal Australian Navy has signed an agreement with the US Navy to explore the increased use of environmentally-friendly fuels. Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the US Secretary for Navy, Ray Mabus, have signed a Statement of Cooperation which recognizes that research into alternative fuels could bring significant benefits. It acknowledges […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won’t even need to know it, according to speakers at an Alternative Fuels Overview briefing for RIMPAC 2014 participants.   The briefing drew over 40 officers and officials from seven nations – Australia, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Ulstein Group, a company engaged in ship building and ship design activities, presents their Discovery Series concept, which includes three different vessels in the Exploration, Cruising and Coastal patrolling categories. The vast areas of the unexplored has inspired ULSTEIN to come up with new concepts and developments. Tore Ulstein, deputy CEO of Ulstein Group, said: Based […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Industry news

    Eaton Corporation announced it will help to develop an underwater, utility-scale energy generation system for the United States Navy. Eaton is contracted to support the project’s land-based engineering, and will develop high-voltage electrical distribution equipment to efficiently convert and transmit safe, reliable alternative energy from the depths of the ocean to Navy shore facilities. Eaton’s […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    After two years of cooperation on developing alternative fuels to reduce emissions and pollution, the Italian and U.S. Navy are set to conduct the first replenishment at sea (RAS) that will transfer fuel made from renewable sources. On June 16, Italian Navy auxiliary ship Etna will replenish ships from the U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy and Queensland government started a two-day Biofutures Industry Forum at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 7. The forum builds on a statement of cooperation signed between the two sides under which U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet warships would refuel with biofuels in Queensland. The forum will bring together biofutures industry leaders from […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) remains committed to the development of alternative energy sources for the warfighter and is moving forward with a new research effort that involves partners ranging from naval warfare and engineering centers, to veterans and wounded warrior programs. The Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP) that has started in […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Industry news

    The US Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ initiative sets the bar high for the biofuels industry in May’s issue of Energy Digital. This month, Energy Digital checks in on the US Navy’s ambitious initiative to deploy a fleet of warships powered by alternative fuels by 2016. Touted as one of the most effective moves to jumpstart […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. The MT30, at 36 megawatts (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s will be […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for the Navy’s Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, July 18. The Great Green Fleet demonstration is a step towards the Department of the Navy’s […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Named to honor President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, the Great Green Fleet is a U.S. Navy initiative highlighting how the Navy and Marine Corps are using energy efficiency and alternative energy/fuels to increase combat capability and operational flexibility. Stockdale became the first naval ship to use the fuel blend for regular operations when it departed […]

  • 10 June 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke on the importance of pursuing alternative energy during a keynote speech at the U.S. Naval War College’s 62nd annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) in Newport, R.I., June 8. Mabus discussed how the Navy and Marine Corps have made strides towards seeking alternative energy sources, but must continue […]

  • 9 January 2017

    The U.S. Navy bid farewell to Ray Mabus, the navy’s longest serving secretary since World War I, in a ceremony in Washington on January 6. During his eight-year tenure, Mabus led the navy through a period of often controversial changes with social and energy reforms at the forefront. Seeking to minimize the U.S. Navy’s dependency on fossil […]

  • 21 November 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy successfully concluded its largest demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use Nov. 17, with the successful arrival of the Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, Calif. The SDTS is a decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-Paul F. Foster (EDD 964) reconfigured to provide the Navy an at-sea, remotely controlled, […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The Navy’s Energy Efficiency Technology Validation (Techval) program completed the retrofit of an entire building with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms Aug. 30. After its retrofitting, the Twentynine Palms Officer’s Club, is expected to deliver an energy savings of more than 32,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) […]

  • 15 July 2013

    Four people were rescued by the US Coast Guard near Saginaw Bay yesterday, according to the Gazzete. They were stranded in a 20-foot boat which stopped working due to alternator and battery failure on Saturday. The US Coast Guard received a report  about the accident on early Sunday morning and deployed  a Detroit-based helicopter and […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $500 million maximum, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) to Island Pacific Energy LLC, Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, and Photon Finance LLC, Aug. 19. The MAC contract will be used for the purchase of reliable, locally generated power from Solar Power Generation Systems (SPGS) at […]

  • 11 March 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Ford (FFG 54) successfully transited from the ship’s homeport in Everett, Wash., to San Diego, March 2, using 25,000 gallons of a 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in the ships LM 2500 gas turbines. USS Ford’s transit on the algal blend marks the first demonstration of the alternative fuel blend […]

  • 29 September 2016

    U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) wrapped up its four-day port visit to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 26. San Jacinto, part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve which is aimed at eliminating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The cruiser […]

  • 31 August 2011
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus outlined a new dedicated energy Masters degree program during a recent speech to students at the Naval Postgraduate School on Aug. 29. The announcement targets both current and future leadership of the Navy and Marine Corps, and is another example of Mabus’ ongoing commitment to improved energy security […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.  announced plans to collaborate, along with Shell, BP, Maersk, Stena NYK and “K” Line with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support job creation and skill development projects in Somalia. The industry partners will provide funding of US$ 1 million to the UNDP, which will oversee distribution of the funds […]