NEWS
Wed Dec 11, 2013 04:28 PM CST

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said Wednesday, Dec. 11, in a news release that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Navy's joint "Farm to Fleet," venture would make biofuel blends a regular part of operational fuels for the military.

The announcement incorporates the acquisition of biofuel blends into regular Department of Defense domestic solicitations for jet engine and marine diesel fuels, the agencies said.

The Navy will purchase Jp-5 and F-76 advanced drop-in biofuels blended from 10% to 50% with conventional fuels. Funds from USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation will assist ...

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