Agriculture, Navy Secretaries promote U.S. military Farm-to-Fleet biofuels

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus have announced the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy’s joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture will now make biofuel…

California CleanTech Showcases Progress for Navy Week

Leaders from California-based clean tech companies, state government and the U. S. Navy came together over the past week in Sacramento to highlight innovative clean tech partnerships at Navy installations…

July Green Fleet Demo to Burn $13.7 Mil of Biofuel

Jeanette Steele writes in U-T San Diego News that the US Navy spent $13.7 million on fuel made from used cooking oil and algae, blended with petroleum, for its upcoming “green fleet” voyage on July 18 and 19…

Navy Tests Algal Biofuel Blend on USS FORD

From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications comes word that the USS Ford (FFG 54) successfully transited from the ship’s homeport in Everett, Wash., to San Diego, March 2…

Maersk Tests SoladieselRD in Commercial Voyage

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that Maersk Line, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, has completed the testing of Solazyme’s 100% algal derived renewable diesel as part of an integrated…

U.S. Navy Sets Algal Fuel Speed Record

Using a 50/50 blend of hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend, a U.S. Navy amphibious craft reached a speed of 50 knots, in the Navy’s final test of algal fuel for the year, at Panama City, FL…

Maersk and Navy Test Algae Fuel on Container Ship

Maersk Line’s 300-meter long Maersk Kalmar container vessel is sailing its normal route from Bremerhaven, Germany to Pipavav, India, delivering cargo to the usual ports along the way. However, during its…

OriginOil Announces Research Agreement with INL

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the funding of a new research agreement with the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Under the agreement, OriginOil and INL will collaborate with a goal…

ABO Applauds Navy’s Algae Biofuels Purchase

Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Navy’s plans to purchase 450,000 gallons of drop-in biofuels, with 100,000…

Dynamic Fuels and Solazyme Partner on Fuel for Navy

Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a joint venture between Tyson Foods, Inc. and Syntroleum Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Navy with 450,000 gallons of renewable fuels. Solazyme…

Largest Navy Ship So Far Tests Algal Biofuel

Julie Watson at The Associated Press reports on the U.S. Navy’s Nov. 16 launch of its largest alternative fuel test to date—a destroyer named the Paul H. Foster burning 20,000 gallons of algae-based fuel over…

Solazyme Fuels First U.S. Commercial Passenger Flight

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that United Airlines flew the world’s first commercial aviation flight on a microbially-derived biofuel using Solajet™, Solazyme’s algae-derived renewable jet fuel…

U.S. Navy Expands Algae Biofuel Testing

Tina Casey writes on her TPM blog that an algae biodiesel blend has recently passed critical tests on a 135-foot U.S. Navy landing vessel. The ship, a conventional Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1600-class…

Solazyme Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company in U.S.

In case you missed the September issue of Inc. Magazine, Solazyme was named America’s Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company, with a three-year growth of 20,424%, and 2010 revenue of $38 million…

Solazyme Reports Q2 Financial Results

Solazyme, Inc. has announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 and recent key corporate highlights. “We are focused on rapidly ramping up our capacity and operations to meet…

NAA’s Barry Cohen to Address CLEANDEF2

Following the announcement of the formation of a partnership between the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e), NAA Executive…

Navy Demonstrates Algal Fuel Powered Vessel

In news from Defensetech.org, the US Navy, as part of its plan to develop a “Green Fleet” by 2016, has just provided its first public demonstration of a boat that runs partly on algae…

Solazyme Delivers 100% Algal-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel to U.S. Navy

Solazyme, Inc. has announced the delivery of 1,500 gallons of 100% algae-based jet fuel for the U.S. Navy’s testing and certification program. The U.S. Navy has previously announced the objective…