Gas 2.0 says that the US Air Force wants biofuels in its jets by 2016.

So the U.S. Air Force is getting serious about biofuels. The Air Force’s grand plan calls 50% of its fuels to be sourced from domestic biofuel by 2016, mostly for use in their aircraft. The planes will run on a blend of biofuels and traditional JP-8 jet fuel, without a decline in performance.

Currently, biofuels cost $35 per US gallon or about ten times more expensive than traditional JP-8 jet fuel.  The Air Force consumes about 2.5 billion gallons per year.

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