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#1 HuskerFlex

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

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The first of three E85 stations owned and operated by the Navy has opened. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is using the station, located at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) to fuel its fleet of flex-fuel vehicles. Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, has announced initiatives to reduce petroleum consumption by 50 percent before 2015. In addition, President Obama has called for a 28 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020.

“The addition of this E85 fueling station to our fueling options directly addresses the energy mandates set forth by the Secretary of the Navy and the President,” said Capt. John Coronado, commanding officer, NAVFAC Hawaii. “We have over one thousand E85-capable vehicles at JBPHH that will be able to take full advantage of this station and the two others to be installed.”

It took a bit over a year for the vision to become reality. In September 2010, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center (ESC) awarded a $315,767 contract to the Honolulu office of Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc, to develop and construct the 10,000 gallon, above ground fueling station. With assistance from NAVFAC and a few other departments, the E85 station came online in late March.


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Sounds like this is only for government vehicles...

With all the rental cars out there... a station near the main airport would have a VERY good business... with all the tourists and their sticker shock at the price of gas... a discounted e85 would probably be quite popular!
2012 Ford Escape 3.0 liter FFV e85 only!
2010 Ford Fusion 3.0 liter FFV e85 only!

#2 James48843

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

  You know off hand how much larger Pearl Harbor is to Kaneohe base?


Is it really a step up or is Pearl Harbor base simply 12 times larger?


The numbers aren't really compatible-if what you are looking for is a comparison of the number of flex-fuel government owned vehicles.  I can't tell you that from any source I can locate.

Here are some rough idea numbers from the 2010 census data of who actually lives on-post (on base) or close by in the two communities.

The Marine Base Hawaii complex is about 10 miles from Pearl, at Kaneohe Station:
Kaneohe Station 9,517


The Pearl Harbor area itself:
Hickam:  6,920

But you also have other major areas right there-
Pearl City: 47,698

And greater Honolulu is right there- and their population is huge.  Honolulu county is reportedly over 953,000 people.

and about five miles north of Pearl is the Army installation-
Schofield Barracks:  16,370

That gives you some idea of the population comparisons.  But that doesn't translate into government vehicle populations.  I would think that the Marine Corp has fewer government vehicles- the Army probably has a lot more, and a lot of the Navy folks are stationed on ships- so the number of flex-fuel government Navy vehicles is probably not very large. Just my 2 cents.  Don't know for sure, and it would not be easy to figure it out. (although I could start counting government vehicle auction cars for a while, and build some data sets off that to make estimates).

2012 Malibu 2.4 liter flex. 2004 Silverado 1500 Non-flex 4.3LV6- splashblend to E27 each time. (5 gals E85, 17 Gals E10).

EX: 2008 Chevy Impala 3.5 liter flex-fuel E85


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Also note the step up in FV"S.. 1,000 FFV's on the base.. !


Not exactly. The first article talked about 75 flexfuel cars located on the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay. 

The second article mentions 1,000 flexfuel vehicles at Pearl Harbor/Hickam Field.  Pearl is a joint Naval-Air Force installation, and is some distance away from Kaneohe Bay.

Two different installations.



Right ..yeah I was simply pointing out the difference between the 2 .  75 on one base to 1,000 on the other.  You know off hand how much larger Pearl Harbor is to Kaneohe base?


Is it really a step up or is Pearl Harbor base simply 12 times larger?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

Also note the step up in FV"S.. 1,000 FFV's on the base.. !


Not exactly. The first article talked about 75 flexfuel cars located on the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay. 

The second article mentions 1,000 flexfuel vehicles at Pearl Harbor/Hickam Field.  Pearl is a joint Naval-Air Force installation, and is some distance away from Kaneohe Bay.

Two different installations.

2012 Malibu 2.4 liter flex. 2004 Silverado 1500 Non-flex 4.3LV6- splashblend to E27 each time. (5 gals E85, 17 Gals E10).

EX: 2008 Chevy Impala 3.5 liter flex-fuel E85


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

Also note the step up in FV"S.. 1,000 FFV's on the base.. !

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

One for the Navy James..


Pearl Harbor-Hickam


The Navy this week opened the first fueling station on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam selling "flex fuel" containing 85 percent ethanol. The fueling station, which opened Thursday, is available for government use only, according to Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii. It is the first of three E85 fueling stations planned for the base. There are an estimated 1,000 vehicles on base that are capable of using the fuel, which is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay has had an E85 fueling station since November 2010. It also is available only for government use

http://www.staradver...46&id=144070246


Did we ever sort out where they are getting their ethanol from? Seems like with all Hawaii's cane sugar that would/should be the source

#7 James48843

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:00 AM

http://www.staradver.../108818704.html

Marine Corps to open first station for ethanol blended fuel
                                                                                                   

By Star-Advertiser                          POSTED: 04:17 p.m. HST, Nov 17, 2010

The Marine Corps said it will host a ribbon cutting  tomorrow for the first "E85" fueling station in Hawaii that utilizes a  blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
"As always, we are excited to lead the way in  conservation," said Col. Robert Rice, commanding officer of Marine Corps  Base Hawaii. "The use of E85 alternative fuel along with 70 fuel-flex  vehicles, three hybrids and 20 electric carts will drive (the base's)  carbon footprint lower and decrease our reliance on imported oil."
"This ribbon cutting recognizes a major  achievement towards improving stewardship of the environment, resource  conservation and energy use," added Cmdr. Robert Michels, supply officer  for the Kaneohe Bay base.
The Marines said while E85 has been available  since the early 1990s, this is the first time the fuel is available on a  commercial scale in Hawaii.


More:  http://www.staradver.../108818704.html




         

2012 Malibu 2.4 liter flex. 2004 Silverado 1500 Non-flex 4.3LV6- splashblend to E27 each time. (5 gals E85, 17 Gals E10).

EX: 2008 Chevy Impala 3.5 liter flex-fuel E85





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