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Air Force spends $59 per gallon on biofuel
rt.com ^ | 16 June, 2012

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. Navy’s Great Green Fleet demonstration taking place this week, using biofuels at an alarming $26 per gallon, will flaunt the Pentagon’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biofool; biofuel; green; greenenergy; obama
But it is Green and saves the Environment... while halting Global Warming Climate Change!
1 posted on 07/24/2012 6:46:15 PM PDT by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Gadzooks! Makes you kinda wish for the good old days... when Democrats went ballistic over $435 Hammers--
2 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:14 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Okay, that’s enough. We have to get control and run these crazy MF’ers off.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Bender2

What brand of Vodka do you use for your Martinis, Bender?


4 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Bender2

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.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:54 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Bender2
Probably cost $2000 to fill just the fuel feed line into an F-100 P&W engine.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/24/2012 6:56:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: elkfersupper

so the enemy(who ever) just takes out the 2 bio fuel companies and the Air Force and Navy are toast


7 posted on 07/24/2012 6:57:14 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Bender2

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.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 6:58:26 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Bender2

$59/gal? No problem, the gov’t has plenty of money.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 7:07:00 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Bender2

Considering the volume, this blows the 500 dollar hammer out of the water.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by AU72
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To: MHGinTN
Re: What brand of Vodka do you use for your Martinis, Bender?

Only the best, MGH. Naprawdę Obornika, $435 a bottle made only with Free-Range Polish tatters... and no shaking, it is stirred with a 3/8th inch open end Craftsman wrench--

11 posted on 07/24/2012 7:27:38 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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12 posted on 07/24/2012 7:35:11 PM PDT by devolve (-------------- ------- no servers - no intelligence ----------- ---------------------)
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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.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 7:50:21 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Bender2

When you go green, your green goes.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:09 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Bender2

Plus the cost of damage to engines, etc.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 7:54:17 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Bender2

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.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:43 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: count-your-change

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...


17 posted on 07/24/2012 8:33:38 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Bender2

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.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 4:57:19 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Bender2

Is there no one in Washington who understands that we are broke?

Broke, broke, broke!


19 posted on 07/25/2012 6:00:42 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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Never heard of 'free range potatoes'. Sounds like a scam. I use Luksusowa and open the vermouth bottle near the iced vodka, then pour over three pimento olives. Vodka must be freezer level cold.

I drink only one when I make them up, but the price of that Vodka you named would make a teetottler out of me!

20 posted on 07/25/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Bender2
...purchased from Gevo Inc,...

And where are all of the intrepid investigative reporters looking into who these guys are? Obama campaign contributors? Ya think?

21 posted on 07/25/2012 5:10:30 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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Re: Never heard of 'free range potatoes'... but the price of that Vodka you named would make a teetottler out of me!

Well, you need to get on the Obamanation's Free Range Tatter Vodka Stamp Program... I signed up at my local liquor store and all I had to do was promise to vote for his head in a jar when he runs to be re-elected for the 250th time in 3012--

Bolderdash! Obama's Head... will never beat me!

Sorry, Dick, but if the booze is free... Obama Head has my vote--

22 posted on 07/25/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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