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Navy Funds Development of Tool to Model Biofuel Performance

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/26/2012 1:17:55 PM
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That military-to-private-sector technology development flow is what used to be the case with electronics back in the day (60s, 70s, even 80s), but changed when the whole military picture changed in the late 80s. Now it seems like in other, non-electronics technologies, especially alternative energy, that the military is back in the invention business again, or at least funding it, like they are with a lot of robotics research.

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NadineJ   6/26/2012 12:24:26 PM
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Seems like agood idea but I think auto manufacturers would need a strong incentive to use it in the private sector.  If the research labs for BMW or Mercedes used this, it would be a boost and others would follow.  German engineers have been very resistant to alternative fuels.

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Mydesign   6/26/2012 5:13:15 AM
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Ann, true. Most of the advance research outputs are from defence research labs and later on the technologies are transferring to public/private companies for common man benefits. Hopefully we can expect the similar path in case of bio fuel also.

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Greg M. Jung   6/25/2012 9:05:04 PM
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Clever.  This is really working smart by eliminating the obvious possibilities before spending time and money on the real candidates.  In this case, I feel my tax dollars are being well-spent.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/25/2012 12:52:17 PM
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I agree--what a great idea. Glad the Navy is funding this research: it will have applications for the private sector, also.

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Simulation for Biofuel
Rob Spiegel   6/25/2012 12:18:45 PM
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What an interesting idea. Instead of moving through the long and laborious process of testing each fuel, you can use simulation to determine whether the fuel will work and how it will work.  

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