The Biofueled Military | GenomeWeb

With its Great Green Fleet demonstration, the US Navy has shown that it can run on alternative fuels, including diesel from algae and chicken fat. The New York Times notes that the initiative is drawing the ire of lawmakers that say biofuels are expensive — in 2009, algae oil set the Pentagon back $424 a gallon.

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