The US Military is a big consumer of energy, using 117 million barrels (or 320 thousand barrels per day) in 2006. They, more than most, understand that we need to find alternatives to our dependence on petroleum. The NW region has been using B20 for ten years!
Alternative energy is a top priority for DARPA, the military research branch whose research and innovation led to the development of the Internet. The Strategic Technology Office, part of DARPA, states that:
Biodiesel Use in Fleets
As the Gulf fills with oil, consumers are beginning to look at their role in our oil addiction. What will this mean to businesses and how do they react to this new awareness to position their business? Why have some businesses been using biodiesel for years?
Boeing is doing research and performing tests of biofuel use in aviation. The Department of Defense is also doing research and performing tests in aviation use of biofuel. What is the status and when can we expect to have our flight to New York fueled with biofuel?
It's been a few months since we hosted a 201, so once again, now we're taking it to the next level. This time around you will learn the finer points of how a solar panel is built and works. All solar modules are not created equally so one needs to understand how to interpret the specifications of a solar module.
You'll learn about online tools and the independent agency that evaluates solar equipment so as to calculate how a module and a system will perform in the real world conditions of our climate.
How do you know that the fuel you put in your vehicle is top quality? How are we doing with testing biodiesel in our region and maintaining quality? Learn the latest developments from Kirk Robinson of the Washington Department of Agriculture, Weight and Measures.