Army, Navy and AirforceNow that Solazyme has been able to acquire contracts that provide for R & D, there will be a rush for everyone to make oil for their specs.
Am giving below the policy statements of Army, Navy and Airforce.
Air Force'By 2016, be prepared to cost competitively acquire 50% of the Air Force?s domestic aviation fuel requirementsvia an alternative fuel blend in which the alternative component is derived from domestic sources produced ina manner that is greener than fuels produced from conventional petroleum.
'Test and certify all aircraft and systems against 50/50 alternative fuel blend by 2011.'Reduce overall fossil fuel consumption in vehicles by 2 percent annually (2005 baseline) until 2015, andsteadily increase the overall fleet average miles per gallon (MPG).
?Install at least 1 renewable fuel pump at each federal fleet refueling center at each installation that issuesmore than 100 thousand gallons of ground fuel annually.
Army'Reduce the amounts of power and fuel consumed by the Army at home and in theatre. This goal will assist inminimizing the logistical fuel tail in tactical situations by improving fuel inventory management and focusinginstallations consumption on critical functions.'?Raise the share of renewable/alternative resources for power and fuel use, which can provide a decreaseddependence upon conventional fuel sources.?
Navy'The Navy will demonstrate in local operations by 2012 a Green Strike Group composed of nuclear vesselsand ships powered by biofuel. And by 2016, we will sail that Strike Group as a Great Green Fleet composed ofnuclear ships, surface combatants equipped with hybrid electric alternative power systems running biofuel,and aircraft flying only biofuels ? and we will deploy it.'?The Department of the Navy will by 2015 reduce petroleum use in our 50,000 strong commercial fleet in half.?
Marine Corps?Reduce energy intensity 30% by 2015 relative to a 2003 baseline.?30?Increase the percentage of renewable electrical energy consumed to 25% by FY 2025.?31Once DOD establishes its long-term energy goal, it will need to audit these energy plans to ensure that all servicelevelenergy goals align.
Most, if not all, of them will already align with the long-term goal of managing a smoothtransition beyond petroleum by 2040. It will be critical to build on these successes by expanding targets past thedates specified above.