Energy

The Department of Defense is pushing to develop and deploy renewable energy to the battlefield in order to decrease its need for transporting fuel. Video provided by the HQ Army Materiel Command YouTube Channel The tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell …
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What if soldiers could convert JP-8 to clean hydrogen fuel for fuel cell applications anywhere and anytime they need it? A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the …
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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) identified state-of-the-art small wind turbines capable in extreme arctic conditions for a winter demonstration. The demonstration will provide proof-of-concept as well as data regarding site conditions and failure mechanisms. The site will be remotely monitored to …
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When energy supplies are interrupted, the Air Force must maintain continuity and operations. As a result, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) materials and manufacturing researchers are studying alternative ways to harness the power of the natural environment. The Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) is pursuing a Research Development …
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As the Department of the Navy (DoN) continues to emphasize the need for energy security, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) today announced it will increase its support for Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based program that funds development of new and innovative energy …
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Imagine cutting your home fuel-consumption costs in half.  That would be tough enough in a conventional house. Now think about trying it in a tent. Don’t tell Amy Klopotoski that it can’t be done. As the Contingency Basing Science and …
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A 1934 building once used for structural and mechanical testing was transformed last year into a state-of-the-art facility where the physics of warfighters’ power and thermal systems are being explored. Now the building itself has garnered a seldom-achieved Leadership in …
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“Long-Lived Power” sounds like it could be an energy revolution, a revolutionary of sorts within the family of far-reaching energy solutions for the battlefield—because it uses radioisotopes. It is a power source that supports low power for years—100 microwatts of …
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