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Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Obama plan for cost-competitive, military biofuels: The 10-Minute Guide

Biofuels Digest
Jim Lane
July 3, 2012

Domestic, diversified military fuels or affordable fuels? “False choice!” says Obama.

Want to know all about the Administration’s ambitious, multi-agency program for cost-competitive military biofuels, but haven’t the time to plow through the mountain of documents?

The Digest’s 10-Minute Guide gives you the news you can use.

It’s finally here. The Obama Administration has laid out an integrated strategy for commercializing advanced biofuels, with a focus in this phase on military advanced biofuels at cost-competitive prices with conventional fuels.

The vehicle is a joint program between the DOE, USDA and the Department of Defense (principally, starring the US Navy, though, as we’ll see, critically including other elements).

In his Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future released in March 2011, President Obama set a goal of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025 and laid out an all-of-the-above energy plan to achieve that goal by developing domestic oil and gas energy resources, increasing energy efficiency, and speeding development of biofuels and other alternatives.

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