Biofuel blends projected to reach cost-competitiveness with petroleum-based jet fuel
For Immediate Release – December 12, 2013
Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Navy announced plans to make drop-in biofuels available for purchase through the Department of Defense’s regular procurement vehicles. These advanced biofuels will be blended in amounts of 10 to 50 percent with conventional jet engine and marine diesel fuels. Solicitations for biofuels begin in 2014 and deliveries are expected in 2015.
“The Navy and USDA have taken a powerful step forward in both national defense and economic security. Use of advanced biofuels will improve mission and warfighter effectiveness,” explained retired Naval Officer Michael Brower, ACORE’s Interim President and CEO. “Our fleet will now be powered by even more homegrown fuel, a boon for our defense and agricultural sectors. This increased demand for advanced biofuels from the single largest consumer of liquid transportation fuels in the U.S. – the Armed Forces – can produce farm and forest community jobs, save valuable resources, and provide lasting and positive environmental benefits.”
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.
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