30 Aug '11, 3pm

First Takes: US Navy Commits $500M to Biofuels, VW Bets Big on Renewables, & More

First Takes: US Navy Commits $500M to Biofuels, VW Bets Big on Renewables, & More

The government is looking for at least a one-to-one matching investment from the private sector for the three-year project to increase the amount of biofuels used by the Navy, which has a goal of cutting oil consumption in half by 2025. Advanced drop-in biofuels can be used with existing fuels in planes, ships and vehicles without retooling equipment or delivery systems. The Defense Department's other green initiatives are outlined here . • VW Renewable Venture: Volkswagen is stepping up its interests in renewable energy with a commitment of 1 billion Euros (about USD $1.44 billion) for green power production in the next two years. The amount tops the 600 million Euro midterm commitment the company announced in June. Among other things, Germany's largest automaker may buy interests in at least two offshore windfarms, according to Reuter's take on an article from Financial ...

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