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Alternative jet fuel prices reported

The Government Accountability Office said a recent report that the Department of Defense paid $150 per gallon for alternative jet fuel HEFA (hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids) which is made from algae. That's more than 64 times the current market price for standard carbon-based fuels. The report indicated only a small amount of the fuel was purchased for testing.

Tags: GAO , DoD , HEFA

Friday - 05/09/2014, 08:59am EDT

Navy opens its first alternative fueling station

Naval Facilities Engineering Command opened the first of three planned stations that pump E-85, a fuel made up mostly of ethanol. The Navy Secretary said he wants the service to cut is use of petroleum fuel by 50 percent and set a deadline of 2015.

Tags: Navy , Green government , Hawaii , ethanol , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:41am EDT

GSA adds electric cars to federal fleet

In addition, the White House released a memo to agencies to detail plans for increased efficiency in the federal fleet

Tags: technology , White House , GSA , federal fleet , General Motors , Nissan , Chevrolet Volt

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 04:31pm EDT