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Navy buys biofuel for $16 a gallon
Hot Air ^ | December 11,2011 | J.E. DYER

Posted on 12/11/2011 4:28:39 PM PST by Hojczyk

Teaming up with the Department of Agriculture (which has a cheery Rotary Club ring to it), the Navy has purchased 450,000 gallons of biofuel for about $16 a gallon, or about 4 times the price of its standard marine fuel, JP-5, which has been going for under $4 a gallon.

You won’t be surprised to learn that a member of Obama’s presidential transition team, T. J. Glauthier, is a “strategic advisor” at Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy. Glauthier worked – shock, shock – on the energy-sector portion of the 2009 stimulus bill.

The Navy sale isn’t Solazyme’s first trip to the public trough, of course. The company got a $21.8 million grant from the 2009 stimulus package.

Solazyme’s partner in the biofuel sale is Dynamic Fuels, a Louisiana company owned jointly by Tyson Foods and Tulsa-based Syntroleum. Tyson and Syntroleum are distinguished by having profitable lines of business that do not rely on government grants to unprofitable “green” projects. This does not make their biofuel product price-competitive with fossil fuels, however. (They were induced to develop biofuel manufacturing processes by a combination of subsidies and tax breaks.)

The Dynamic Fuels plant was opened for business in Geismar, LA in 2010, becoming by far the largest biofuels plant in North America – and reportedly, in combination with a plant in Finland, a producer of 94% of the world’s biofuels. This is great boosterism stuff, but the biofuels produced by Dynamic Fuels are still considerably more expensive than the fossil-fuel alternative. Dynamic Fuels has begun supplying aviation biofuel to KLM, the Dutch flag carrier, but of course, the use of more-expensive biofuels by commercial carriers has to be subsidized by governments.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: biofuel; cronycapitalism; cultureofcurruption; dynamicfuels; glauthier; green; greenenergy; navy; obama; solazyme; syntroleum; tjglauthier; tysonfoods; usn; woolsey

1 posted on 12/11/2011 4:28:42 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

What a joke. And DFM is cheaper than JP-5. Green energy is going to kill us...


2 posted on 12/11/2011 4:31:15 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Hojczyk

There is so much wrong with this, I barely know where to start...


3 posted on 12/11/2011 4:32:39 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Can you say “Teapot Dome?”


4 posted on 12/11/2011 4:36:58 PM PST by maxsand (teapot)
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To: Hojczyk

$16/gallon is right about where Obama wants our gas prices to be.

Of course they see nothing wrong in this.


5 posted on 12/11/2011 4:36:58 PM PST by digger48
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To: Hojczyk

If it’s politically infeasible to cut the military by 75% (as if 50% is not enough), well the next best thing is to make the dollars they do spend only go 25% of the way they do now.


6 posted on 12/11/2011 4:37:03 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy our votes")
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To: Hojczyk

Bfl.


7 posted on 12/11/2011 4:37:03 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Hojczyk

They cut back on money for the USNA and then p-ss what they “save” on $16 fuel! I can’t wait for Obama and his scub to be thrown out of office!


8 posted on 12/11/2011 4:37:30 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: fhayek

If this is some of the fuel that has to be shipped precariously at a hundred times its from-the-refinery cost to a war zone, it makes it a lot easier to hide the initial expenditure as the difference in ultimate expenditure will be within 1%.


9 posted on 12/11/2011 4:38:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Hojczyk

I bet the fuel they have to FLY IN to Afghanistan now is REALLY expensive (delivery cost, etc.).


10 posted on 12/11/2011 4:39:30 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Hojczyk

What a shrewd use of taxpayer money./s


11 posted on 12/11/2011 4:40:51 PM PST by Signalman
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To: maxsand

It’s much worse than the Teapot Dome...


12 posted on 12/11/2011 4:41:14 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Hojczyk; fhayek

Words fail me.


13 posted on 12/11/2011 4:43:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Hojczyk
and America takes another one in the........


14 posted on 12/11/2011 4:55:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ll be looking for this story on all the networks and newspapers tonight when I go home...


15 posted on 12/11/2011 5:09:21 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: Dogbert41

Well good luck with that. Let me know when you find it.

I won’t wait up.


16 posted on 12/11/2011 5:18:56 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: rdl6989

“Words fail me.”

I have one you can use. FUBO.


18 posted on 12/11/2011 5:25:18 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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Unfortunately, for far too long, far too many people have been elected or appointed by those elected, who see government as nothing more than a conduit for funds from the useful idiots to themselves. It all starts with greed. This is different than "self interest." Greed is self destructive. It starts with people who are thrilled to learn they can vote themselves other peoples' stuff. Then they work to elect people who claim they'll get them even more of the other peoples' stuff. At some point they become addicted to those they've elected, and believe that they can't live without the largess promised by those they elected. They gladly allow themselves to be shackled by those who own them. But the elected know they can just claim it's other peoples' fault that they're not doing as well as they believe they should. And they promise more.

This sort of greed used to be anathema to Americans, and it still is to many. But we're nearing a tipping point, where the looters and the moochers will be in the majority. At that point it will be too late, and the Republic will be over.

Mark

19 posted on 12/11/2011 5:32:23 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Hojczyk
Energy & Government Experts:

R. James Woolsey previously was the Director of Central Intelligence and the Under-Secretary of the Navy, and pioneer in the clean energy sector; TJ Glauthier [you know] & Donald Kennedy, former head of the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] all on Solazyme's Strategic Advisory Board

But hey, Newt, Inc. hires out as a government expert/ paid adviser..and he's described across the media as on the take.

Your "whole world is an oyster" when the US Government welcomes you into the fold.

20 posted on 12/11/2011 5:42:24 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: digger48
$16/gallon is right about where Obama wants our gas prices to be.

Yep.

I've been putting this sticker on gas pumps:

"Somehow we have to figure
out how to boost the price of
gasoline to the [$8-$10/gal]
levels in Europe." - Barrack Obama's
Energy Secretary Steve Chu. Had enough yet???

I've sized mine to fit twelve to a sheet of bumper sticker stock...
21 posted on 12/11/2011 5:54:02 PM PST by null and void (Day 1055 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes arent made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Hojczyk

Is there any Congressional oversite left in the USA? Where are the muckrakers or has Obo put a target on anything good for America?


22 posted on 12/11/2011 6:02:54 PM PST by Napoleon Solo
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To: Hojczyk

The US military should be drillin’, baby, drillin’ in Afghanistan.


23 posted on 12/11/2011 6:24:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

bump


24 posted on 12/11/2011 6:40:32 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Hojczyk

Solazyme’s partner in the biofuel sale is Dynamic Fuels. What a couple of dummies. Didn’t they realize that they were dealing with the Food Stamp President’s corrupt administration? Hell, if the Justice department can run guns, deal in sex trafficking, launder money, etc., the Dept. of Agriculture could have got these two dummies at least $40 a gallon with $10 kickbacked to Agriculture and $10 donated to the Food Stamp President’s re-election campaign. That would have left them a cool $20 per gallon.


25 posted on 12/11/2011 6:56:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
R. James Woolsey previously was the Director of Central Intelligence and the Under-Secretary of the Navy, and pioneer in the clean energy sector; TJ Glauthier [you know] & Donald Kennedy, former head of the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] all on Solazyme's Strategic Advisory Board

But hey, Newt, Inc. hires out as a government expert/ paid adviser..and he's described across the media as on the take.

Yup, they're all crooks.

26 posted on 12/11/2011 7:33:55 PM PST by Crichton
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To: Hojczyk

Green Energy is the Trojan Horse for corruption


27 posted on 12/11/2011 7:51:06 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Hojczyk
You won’t be surprised to learn that a member of Obama’s presidential transition team, T. J. Glauthier, is a “strategic advisor” at Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy. Glauthier worked – shock, shock – on the energy-sector portion of the 2009 stimulus bill.

Gangsters.

28 posted on 12/11/2011 8:04:19 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Hojczyk

Bump


29 posted on 12/11/2011 8:07:17 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Hojczyk

bad stuff except when you consider that fuel delivered to afghanistan costs about $400@gallon.

It will be too late for the afghan war but at some time in the future it will be cheaper for the military to grow their own fuel when they have a base—then to have it delivered.


30 posted on 12/11/2011 9:06:59 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Hojczyk

bad stuff except when you consider that fuel delivered to afghanistan costs about $400@gallon.

It will be too late for the afghan war but at some time in the future it will be cheaper for the military to grow their own fuel when they have a base—then to have it delivered.


31 posted on 12/11/2011 9:07:14 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Hojczyk

I wonder who got the big kick back on this one.....


32 posted on 12/11/2011 9:13:47 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: maxsand

Yes I thought of the “Teapot Dome” scandal in the Harding admin. immediately.

This corruption needs to bring down this Obamanation.


33 posted on 12/11/2011 9:52:40 PM PST by Enchante
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To: maxsand

Real Biofuels company, with waste as a feedstock: RTK. Rentech.


34 posted on 12/11/2011 10:27:13 PM PST by CT
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To: Hojczyk

if it’s made from pigs....then okay, let em fly, erh, fry...

sigh...


35 posted on 12/12/2011 12:52:06 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: WellyP

The corruption never ends.

When you drive off the grounds of the US Naval Academy, you pass a fleet of electric vehicles parked in a lot by Gate 8. This is part of the Federal Government, through the DOD, subsidizing these green vehicles that nobody else wants.

Every year for the last 5 years or so, training cruises at the Academy have been curtailed because of the high cost of fuel for their Yard Patrol boats.


36 posted on 12/12/2011 7:09:27 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: neodad; All

Didn’t a story on algae based fuel being used in one of the last Spruance class DD’s just come thru FR??? Bout a month ago???

That looked to be very promising...

Those LM2500’s can be a bit twitchy at times...

But they seemed to tolerate this stuff...


37 posted on 12/12/2011 10:15:23 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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