"This is a truly win-win-win situation: for the nation, in terms of moving off of fossil fuels; for the Navy, in terms of national defense; and for rural America and our farmers, in terms of job creation"

US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, counted among “green hawks” searching for fuel and energy efficiency solutions for the military. In August, President Obama announced that the Navy and the US Departments of Agriculture and Energy had agreed to provide a combined $510 million over three years to help jump-start private-sector production of advanced biofuels.

The Navy celebrates its 236th birthday today.

(Source: csmonitor.com)