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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy says it will move forward this year to create two new acquisition vehicles to ensure it has a stable supply of advanced biofuels. And as Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, the service says it won't be any more expensive than petroleum products.

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Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:36pm EDT
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Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon's investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment that would delete a provision in the defense bill prohibiting the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost exceeded traditional fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil. The Pentagon has opposed the provision that a sharply divided Senate Armed Services Committee added in May.

Tags: green energy , DoD , 2013 NDAA , Mark Udall , Senate , Congress

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 04:52pm EST

USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tags: DoD , DoE , USDA , Navy , Air Force , Esther Carey , Ray Mabus , Tom Vilsack , Heather Zichal , green government

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

On the show today - April 13

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Davis , Ron Buckhalt , John Alic , Agriculture Department , DoD , BioPreferred , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 01:42am EDT

DLA helps Navy power ships on algae, cooking oil

Bruce Blank, the energy director of the DLA's bulk petroleum business unit, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the procurement process of a new biofuel contract with the Navy.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Navy , DLA , USDA

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:30pm EST
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Air Force to consume not pay for the development of biofuels

The Air Force wants to fulfill half of its U.S.-based jet fuel needs with alternative fuels by 2016 and expects to be ready for that target ahead of time. But, with the view that it is a consumer, not a producer of energy, the service says it doesn't intend to play a direct role in helping to develop biofuel technologies.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , alternative energy , green government , Kevin Geiss , Air Force Association , industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:44am EDT
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The greening of Navy blue: a progress report

Camelina biofuel has broken the sound barrier. Tom Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy tells us why that's important.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Navy , green energy , Tom Hicks , Suzanne Kubota ,

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 10:40am EST
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