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Air Force Set To Certify Waste Oil & Plant Fuel 3YRS Ahead Of Schedule

The Air Force along with the Army, Navy and Marines have been increasingly interested in the use of plant fuel and waste oils to power their fuel hungry operations.  The continued instability of the Middle East has accelerated the concern that skyrocketing oil prices is a major security concern.  Hence the need to begin to look at alternatives such as oil waste and plant derived fuel.  A variety of alternative could be used. 

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Emcore (EMKR) Gets Air Force Solar Contract For Space Applications

EMCORE (EMKR) is announcing yet another solar contract for space applications.  Just last week Alison reported the news that Emcore had been awarded a NASA contract to produce solar panels for the Global Precipitation Measurement aircraft.  Today, the company is announcing a $5.7 million contract with the Air Force to develop high efficiency solar cells for space applications and includes a provision for an additional one year award of $3.4 million for advanced IMM … Read the rest