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Biofuels: Growing option?

Debate churns among Hawaii's energy leaders about the cost, use and direction, even as the military charges ahead

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 05, 2012

~~<p>When the Navy rolled out its &quot;Great Green Fleet&quot; test during the Rim of the Pacific war games completed just last week, the project underscored the controversy about the expensive use of biofuel to eventually end dependence on foreign fossil fuel at both the federal and state levels.</p>
<p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the experience of Navy ships and planes during RIMPAC &mdash; using 900,000 gallons of the 50/50 biofuel and petroleum-based marine diesel or aviation fuel blend &mdash; &quot;shows that we can reduce the vulnerability that we currently have because of our dependence on foreign sources of oil.&quot;</p>
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When the Navy rolled out its "Great Green Fleet" test during the Rim of the Pacific war games completed just last week, the project underscored the controversy about the expensive use of biofuel to eventually end dependence on foreign fossil fuel at both the federal and state levels.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the experience of Navy ships and planes during RIMPAC — using 900,000 gallons of the 50/50 biofuel and petroleum-based marine diesel or aviation fuel blend — "shows that we can reduce the vulnerability that we currently have because of our dependence on foreign sources of oil." Login for more...



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