Senate votes to allow Defense Dept. to invest in biorefineries

11/29/2012 | Hill, The

The Senate voted 54-41 to approve an amendment that would allow the Department of Defense to invest in advanced-biofuel plants through a partnership deal involving the Agriculture, Energy and Navy departments. "Developing a commercially viable biofuels industry could help DOD diversify its fuel sources and reduce the risk of energy volatility," said Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., who introduced the amendment.

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