Pew video: Advanced biofuels key to military security

By Luke Geiver | December 05, 2012

The Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate has created a video to explain the benefits of advanced biofuel use in military applications. Because the U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest consumer of liquid fuels, consuming roughly 375,000 barrels of oil per day, the Pew Project believes the DOD’s ability to test and invest in advanced biofuels products or production facilities will reduce the use of fossil-based foreign oil while commercializing advanced biofuels.

Last week, the Pew Project commended the U.S. Senate for passing two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that will allow the DOD to continue utilizing North American-based bioenergy. Both amendments, one of which allows the DOD to purchase, test or certify liquid fuels, while the other allows the DOD to invest in biorefineries where those liquid fuels can be produced at commercial-scale, are also part of a similar bill in the House of Representatives.

The video can be viewed on the Pew website