Air Force Research Lab Reducing Fossil Fuel Demand

Posted December 16, 2013 at 5:08am

The Department of Defense’s “Armed with Science” reports that “when setting up an expeditionary base downrange, the Base Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) Global Management Office (GMO) is responsible for rapidly fielding and sustaining critical air and space operations.”

“These operations are heavily reliant on fossil fuels and tethered water supplies to meet mission requirements.”

“As these deployed Air Force operations are energy and water intensive and considered critical infrastructure, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) and the BEAR GMO are jointly working to address these risks while meeting the priorities set forth by the 2013 Air Force Energy Strategic Plan to improve the physical and energy security of these deployed airmen.”