Navy, Pudue team on renewable energy

By Staff | June 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University recently signed a statement of cooperation agreeing to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020.

“The Department of the Navy and Purdue have a deep interest in working together to reduce reliance on carbon-based fuels and energy sources,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. “Not only does this help decrease our dependence on fossil fuel, it makes our Navy and Marine Corps a better warfighting force.”

“Together, the Navy and Purdue will focus on promoting more efficient production and refinement of advanced biofuels and sharing and discussing the results of testing and demonstration projects involving the certification of advanced alternative fuels in aviation and marine engines,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. “We also will pursue agricultural and other biobased feedstocks that will ensure the most economically viable production of advanced alternative fuels.”