This in-stream hydrokinetic device, developed by Oceana Energy, is designed to generate energy by leveraging natural water flow in a river. Oceana Energy tested the device in 2014 at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division™s David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, Md. During the testing in the model basin, the device was able to generate up to 8.15 kilowatts of power. The device™s rotational rate was calculated by placing a single black fin on the device that could be tracked while viewing video playback.
Fairchild Air Force Base was identified as a test site by the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, which has been conducting proactive and comprehensive assessments at a variety of active and closed bases to determine if Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and/or Perfluorooctanoic acid, are present in the ground water. PFOS/PFOAs originate from a variety of sources to include common household items as well as many water, heat and fire-resistant products, and have been a key component in aqueous film forming foam for many years.
The Pennsylvania National Guard's environmental office, staffed by both Pennsylvania National Guard members and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs civilians, won first place for Sustainability Team in the 2016 Army National Guard Environmental Awards contest. Additionally, the team won second place for Natural Resources Conservation-Large Installation.
Energy touches nearly every aspect of the United States Army Reserve's mission, from the electricity that powers our Army Reserve Centers to the fuel that powers our vehicles. To maintain readiness and adapt to a constantly evolving global presence, the Army Reserve is striving to conserve energy and other vital assets. In fiscal year 2016, the Army Reserve proved its commitment to that goal.