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Military's Plan to Buy Biofuels Hits Roadblock in U.S. House

Science  25 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6084, pp. 971
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6084.971

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The U.S. House of Representatives last week blocked the Department of Defense from buying more costly substitutes for petroleum-based fuels. The ban, if enacted, would not only throw a monkey wrench into the military's plans to go green but also stunt commercial development of a homegrown source of transportation fuel.