U.S. Navy Mandates Biodiesel Use

The U.S. Navy is the world’s largest user of diesel equipment. Now they are making a commitment to using biodiesel:

Beginning June 1, 2005 all U.S. Navy and Marine non-tactical diesel vehicles will be required to operate on a B20 (20 percent) biodiesel blend as part of the military’s efforts to increase their use of domestic and clean fuels.

They also have plans to use portable biodiesel processing units during overseas missions. So does that mean that soy beans are going to become critical to national security? And when are they going to retire those nuclear subs?

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