ONR, USMC successfully demonstrate alternative energy systems at forward operating bases in Afghanistan

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To cut down on convoys trucking fuel to forward operating bases, as well as to implement the Department of the Navy’s vision for energy efficiency, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and elements within the US Marine Corps (USMC) have successfully demonstrated their goal to reduce petroleum and energy usage in remote locations in Afghanistan. We have successfully transitioned commercial alternative energy systems to Afghanistan to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and batteries.

Marine Corps Showcases Experimental Forward Operating Base; Focus on Water and Power Generation

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Logistics train in Afghanistan. Phase One of the experiment simulated the energy and water demands of a Marine unit at forward operating bases similar to those in Afghanistan. The current phase evaluates existing commercial technologies to produce water on site to meet the Marines’ needs and increase power generation efficiency to sustain the base. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T.

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Department of Defense releases new operational energy strategy; more fight, less fuel

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aircraft over Afghanistan, 8 Dec 2010. At least 80% of land convoys in Afghanistan are for transporting fuel to warfighters, Lynn said. From FY 2003 to FY 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan, a total of more than 3,000 Army personnel and contractors were wounded or killed in action from attacks on fuel and water resupply convoys. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, jet fuel (JP-8 or JP-5 on ships) is the most prevalent battlefield.

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MIT team finds lead levels higher in Indian Ocean than northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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Today, 185 countries have stopped using leaded gasoline; six others, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea, plan to phase it out in the next two years. Most recently, Boyle and his students in MIT’s Trace Metal Group have analyzed water and coral samples from the Indian Ocean, using the coral to trace the history of anthropogenic lead over the last 50 years. Boyle and his students began collecting water and coral samples from the Indian Ocean three years ago.

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Each of the three routes from these two bodies of water passes through a “choke point” (from the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal to Europe and through the Mandeb Strait to Asia, from the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz). And this, given the Soviet experience in Afghanistan and Putin’s experience in eastern Ukraine, is far from certain. by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

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