26 May '12, 1pm

Airlines, Farm Groups Petition Senate for Military Biofuels

Airlines for America , the American Farm Bureau Federation and other groups banded together last week to ask the Senate Armed Services Committee to quit blocking biofuels and alternative fuels for the Department of Defense .The unusual alliance teams traditional industry and agriculture associations with alternative energy leaders including the Advanced Biofuels Association and the Algal Biomass Organization . U.S. military and alternative fuels As covered numerous times in CleanTechnica (here , here and here ), the Department of Defense is a key research partner and eager customer for the alternative energy sector, including solar , wind and geothermal as well as liquid fuels. The military’s interest in fuel diversity and clean energy is straightforward. As a fact-based organization (facts being literally a life-and-death matter), DoD recognizes that fuel diversity will p...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/26/airlines-farm-groups-...

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