DOD advanced biofuels initiatives could generate billions

The military's biofuels initiatives could do more than just power jet planes, aircraft carriers and armored vehicles — they also could help power the economy, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

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The military's biofuels initiatives could do more than just power jet planes, aircraft carriers and armored vehicles — they also could help power the economy, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

Congress is about to take up the National Defense Authorization Act, which in current versions would prohibit the Department of Defense (DOD) from moving forward with plans to increase its use of biofuels. Citing national security concerns, the Navy and Air Force want to replace 50 percent of their fuel supplies with nonpetroleum biofuels by 2020.

Just as military innovation and leadership transformed the U.S. economy in sectors ranging from aviation to communication to computers, the military's biofuels expansion could boost the economy and job creation and help transform the nation's energy, airline and agriculture industries.

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