Renewable Fuels Assessment

Archived: 10/01/2014

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) prepared a report, Opportunities for DOD Use of Alternative and Renewable Fuels, on the use and potential use of renewable fuels in meeting DOD's energy requirements for the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committees. The report assessed the use of renewable fuels, including domestically produced algae-based fuels, biodiesel, and biomass derived fuels, as alternative fuels in ground transportation, aviation, and maritime fleets. The report also assessed the potential benefit of establishing a renewable fuel commodity class that is distinct from petroleum-based products. DOD also incorporated alternative fuels into the Operational Energy Strategy and the associated Implementation plan. For more information, see the DOD Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs website. (Reference Public Law 111-84, Section 334)