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I find it heartening to find biofuel playing an important part in the US military.
I see it not only as an alternative fuel but also as a carbon sink

The US military could use Algae, vegetable oil and animal fat to power its aircraft with the aim of reducing 20 billion dollars in fuel costs.

The US Navy was planning to have every aircraft and all escort ships powered by a 50-50 mix of standard jet fuel and biofuel by 2016.
Rear Admiral Philip Cullom, the head of the Navy?s Task Force Energy said he planned to use the equivalent of eight million barrels of biofuel by 2020.

He also said that Algae is another alternative oil source with potential.

?The beauty with algae is that you can grow it anywhere and to grow it needs to absorb carbon dioxide, so it?s not only a very effective fuel, in theory it?s also a carbon sink. That?s a pretty good deal,? said Alan Shaffer, the Pentagon?s principal deputy director of defense research and engineering. (ANI)
Fri July 16 2010 04:36:12 AM by Aathmika algae 1335 views

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  • Duncan wrote:
    Fri July 16 2010 10:55:14 PM

    The US is going hammer and tongs with biofuel.
    Not so much with algae.

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