Skip to comments.Air Force spends $59 per gallon on biofuel
Posted on 07/24/2012 6:46:10 PM PDT by Bender2
Air Force spends $59 per gallon on biofuel
12 June 2012
If you were mad about $4 per gallon of gas, think about this: the Air Force is spending $59 per gallon on "green biofuel" that supposedly has to compete with traditional petroleum jet fuel.
The U.S. Navys Great Green Fleet demonstration taking place this week, using biofuels at an alarming $26 per gallon, will flaunt the Pentagons wasteful spending and is already angering some U.S. lawmakers.
But a lesser-known Air Force demonstration cost the government more than twice as much for biofuels.
Purchasing 11,000 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from a Colorado biofuels company at $59 a gallon, the Air Force spent $649,000 to prove the efficiency of alternative fuels in military aircraft. At a cost of more than half a million dollars, the Air Force hopes the biofuel, purchased from Gevo Inc, will eventually compete with the cost of petroleum jet fuel at $3.60 a gallon.
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Okay, that’s enough. We have to get control and run these crazy MF’ers off.
What brand of Vodka do you use for your Martinis, Bender?
The costs per gallon unfortunately fail to express the additional maintenance costs involved in burning biofuels. The actual cost is likely to be 2-3x as much.
so the enemy(who ever) just takes out the 2 bio fuel companies and the Air Force and Navy are toast
How much does a gallon of JP4 run? I could see if that’s all we have to burn, but that would be the last resort. Burn the good stuff, and save the biofuel as a back up, if you need it for one of those SHTF scenarios.
$59/gal? No problem, the gov’t has plenty of money.
Considering the volume, this blows the 500 dollar hammer out of the water.
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“Air Force spends $59 per gallon on biofuel”
And after it is hauled 500 miles on a KC-10 that spends an hour orbiting so it can offload to a thirsty flight of fighters over the Atlantic, it costs even more.
When people can create money out of thin air, they start to think how much they spend doesn’t matter, when in truth they are making future generations tax slaves to pay the debt run up by the current generation.
I thought we fought wars against people who wanted to enslave our children.
When you go green, your green goes.
Plus the cost of damage to engines, etc.
Funny. In Bush’s days, we were getting for about 3-4 years free gas for the airforce from Kuwait for the Iraq ops...
It must be Bush’s fault Obama looks so bad.
Not to mention that when you get rid of the oil in oil fields, burning up or making roads with it, you actually clean the environment of gook in the process...
When they brought a tanker truck load from the Mid-west to an East Coast air base it had armed guard escort vehicles and was treated with the same procedures as nuke waste movement.
Is there no one in Washington who understands that we are broke?
Broke, broke, broke!
I drink only one when I make them up, but the price of that Vodka you named would make a teetottler out of me!