Scale-Up of Military Biofuels Could Generate Significant Economic Activity

December 4, 2012

DOD’s mature innovation ecosystem – unparalleled in capacity and experience within the U.S. government – coupled with its unmatched consumer power – which acquired 117 million barrels of oil in FY2011 – puts the department in a unique position of influence when it comes to the development and procurement of alternative fuels, as well as the growth of an advanced biofuel industry in the United States, which should be pursued by the DOD to strengthen security of its operations.