DOE Ponies Up $18M For Military Biofuel Projects

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Energy Department on Monday said it would provide up to $17.7 million in funding for four biorefinery projects in three states that will test renewable biofuels as an alternative for U.S. military jets and ships, as well as civilian planes and automobiles.

The pilot-scale biorefinery projects in California, Iowa and Washington will convert a variety of nonfood biomass feedstocks, waste-based materials and algae in innovative conversion to biofuels that meet military specifications for jet fuel and diesel, the DOE said.

The agency said the...
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