The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued details in mid-June of a $40 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that targets innovative research and development of aviation biofuels. The FOA is part of a joint initiative launched in August 2011 between the Pentagon, the Department of Agriculture and the DOE at the directive of President Barack Obama. The agencies are tasked with working with industry to produce advanced hydrocarbon-based biofuels that can provide alternative sources ...

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