Money should not be spent on buying expensive biofuels. Money should be spent on developing less expensive biofuels.
Heard a news report last week that stated that the Republicans in congress were pushing to end all green initiatives in the military including biofuels because they were more costly to produce than dino fuels. Seems kind of short sighted to me.[/QUOTE]
You cant be serious? In what world would spending 7X the money on fuel be shortsighted? Pretty sure the repubs YOU are talking about are trying to keep FOOLS from spending $26 per gallon on fuel when they can get it for $4, not end ALL green initiatives. Dont forget this is YOUR money the Navy is looking to spend!
$26 per gallon, GO NAVY!!! http://www.examiner.com/article/navy-to-run-on-26-per-gallon-bio-diesel
If I recall the latest price, the Biofuels at current pricing is in excess of $25.00 per gallon...YES PER GALLON./QUOTE]
Is that the cost of Mil-spec biodiesel? We're paying $4.00/gallon for ASTM certified B99.
Yes, that is the cost.
Military is dumping JP-8 and switching to Jet A. .02/gallon savings adds up. Almost $2M annually in the Air Force alone.
Quote your source.
I guess I read the articles differently, of course anything airdropped is going to cost a lot of money. So, even a dozen eggs is gonna cost a ton if air dropped in to a combat outpost.Surely your google-fu cannot be that weak..?
My google-fu returned this: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=fuel+in+afghanistan&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 (note the several sources at $400 a gallon). Your google results may vary (they're tailored to each of us, slightly.)