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Defense bill done: biofuels survive

| December 18, 2012

Unofficial reports indicate that biofuels provisions have survived a House-Senate conference over the Defense bill.

According to sources, House and Senate conferees have finished work on their conference report on the National Defense Authorization Act. Sources indicate that  House language prohibiting DOD spending on biofuels has been removed and replaced with a requirement that DOD funding be matched by DOE and USDA. USDA has already committed its full share of DPA funding. DOE funding is contingent on appropriations.

Michael J. McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association said, “Congress and the Administration have offered a clear endorsement of our military’s use of drop-in biofuels as an important part of our national security and energy independence. With this support, the advanced biofuels industry will continue to grow and be an important part of America’s energy future.”

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