NPS Researchers Evaluate Biofuels for Powering the Fleet
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As the largest consumer of fuel in the United States, the Department of Defense has recognized the need to reduce its own dependence on foreign oil, and explore cheaper, safer alternatives. In support of those efforts, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced in 2009 a number of energy initiatives for the Navy, culminating in, among other things, a 50 percent reduction in petroleum-based fuel consumption in the fleet by 2020.
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