DOD signs contract for “green” jet fuel: Only…$59 per gallon?

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Not everyone is feeling the pangs of the sequestration. It appears the DOD has enough extra cash lying around to pay nearly 16x the price of conventional jet fuel for “green” jet fuel.

TheBlaze.com is reporting that the military has just signed a contract with renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo.

“The renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo in its first quarter investor relations report stated that it signed a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to supply 3,650 gallons of renewable jet fuel.

The order, worth $215,350 total ($59/gallon), is set to be delivered by 2013′s second quarter and has the option to be increased to 12,500 gallons, which would cost up to $737,500.

Gevo calls this an “initial testing phase.”

Under other contracts, the company already supplies renewable jet fuel for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

As the Washington Examiner pointed out, DLA set conventional JP-8 jet fuel as costing $3.78 per gallon at FY 2013 rates.”

“So we can’t do the White House tours.  We have suspended important activities in the military.  We’ve curtailed training and we’ve furloughed civilian personnel… but we haven’t stopped the green fuel program at $59 a gallon.” Pat said.

After doing the math, Stu pointed out that the convention jet fuel would cost $60,000, as opposed to $956,852.

“Is there one other country on Earth that would pay $59 a gallon for jet fuel when they were paying $3.73?” Pat asked.  “I mean, there’s nobody that stupid.”

Nope. Just us, Pat.

“This absolutely has to go into the record because nobody would believe this,” Glenn said. “Nobody would believe this.  And in 25 years from now, our kids will look at us and say, ‘What the hell was wrong with you?’.”

“I hope they do,” Pat responded. “I hope they haven’t been so reconditioned and trained that they think all this was a good thing.”

Pat noted that it would be one thing if the price went up a couple of dollars — from $3.25 to maybe $5. If you really thought you were doing something that would help “save the planet,” maybe you would pay a little more.

“At $10, I wouldn’t do it,” Glenn said drawing his line in the sand.

“Yeah, exactly.  I mean, when you look at this, first of all, you don’t take these chances with the military.  The military is the last place you would implement a new technology like this that’s supposed to save a few dollars for whatever.  But when you look at where emissions come from, it’s not planes.  It’s large industrial power plants.  The entire transportation sector is only about one fifth of our emissions,” Stu explained. “So even if you turned off all the planes, all the cars and everything, you’d only save 20% and, you know, emissions grow about 3% a year anyway.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Insanity of the Democratic Socialists at its finest, only the Cronie Capitalists of Obama will win in the end.

  • Anonymous

    my roomate’s sister makes $75 hourly on the internet. She has been out of work for eight months but last month her pay check was $18665 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on  Zap22.c­om

    • Anonymous

       I can make more $$$ putting green dye into fuel and selling it to the Government.

      • Anonymous

         Soylent Green (the governments version) if you can’t pay, you will play!!!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Cronie Capitalism at its finest, the armed forces are being broken completely by the uttermost insanity of the Democratic Socialists. Once Obama is ousted form office the damage he and the others have inflicted on our nation will take generations to fix and restore.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

      You need a BITCH-SLAP just for being you.  No charge.  Can you “PRAY-AWAY” global warming for us.  Thank you.  BATTA-BING!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

      • Guest

        Your post makes no sense. Instead of just going around insulting people, why don’t you try refuting what they post? Oh, you can’t, so you resort to behaving like an ahole.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe you can “pray away” BITCH-SLAPPING after several years of being used as Gods personal doorbell. 

      • greywolfrs

        You need a good old-fashioned ass kicking, but you are coward…

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    • http://witkh.tumblr.com/ Michael Swift Ryan

      I believe you mean Democrat Socialists… there is very little ‘Democratic’ about them; the name is ironic, nothing-more.  Kind of like why they cling to the title liberal… there is very little libertarian about them.

    • landofaahs

      Vac is an idiot.  The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.  Why argue with a fool?  Anyway in the Midwest, they are on pace to experiencing the coldest spring on record.  That does not bode well for “globalwarming”.  But the theory of “man-made global warming” is right on one thing;  It’s a theory made up by man.  It’s all about control and a global tax to support one world govt.  The hucksters don’t really believe in global warming otherwise al gore would not be flying all over the place and building a huge mansion.  Little odumbo would not be flying Jumbo jets all over the place and vacationing every month.  It’s just common sense.  Something useful idiots like vac don’t have.

      • mspatdev

        Sounds like gore and obammy is on to something to make money, but with Solentra and the others failing,  the military shouldn’t be guinea pigs. obammy ought to try the gas in his many trips to the unions when he doesn’t get his way. A very spoiled child. 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Insanity at its finest – spend massive amounts of money for worthless fuels that will do more harm than good in the end. 

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    So let me get this right Obama laid off a whole bunch of people because of Sequester but yet government yet finds money to waste millions of dollars on green jet fuel and Obamaunist wonder why we don’t trust their Lord and Savior Obama.

    • Anonymous

      When you put it that way…. lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

      They only waste money on fuel, if you’re stupid enough to believe them.  BATTA-BING!!

      • Guest

         Go sober up

      • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

        They do when it is green.

    • landofaahs

      Vac and his batta bing. What a dinga ling.

      • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

        That a girl!  I love it!  A nice little rhyme.  Here’s one I came up with.  Whenever you BITCH-SLAP a bonehead, it always adds a nice ring, if you add a BATTA-BING!!  Your welcome.  I’m much funnier in person watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

        • Anonymous

           Maybe you will serve the purpose for God as his future Doorbell, whenever someone comes to the front door, first they’ll BITCH-SLAP you and you being the bonehead that you are, it will ring to high heaven.

        • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

          Typical liberal freak with nothing to say.

          • Guest

             He’s a drunk with nothing to do

        • Guest

           Your head must be ringing like crazy.

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        • landofaahs

          You do realize that women find the term “b-slap” offensive don’t you. Perhaps not. Liberals Teddy Kennedy really know how to treat women. Maybe you are just an example of poor raising. Listen up ladies, vacman is a typical liberal.

  • landofaahs

    This should not come as a surprise to anyone.  This is the kind of insane anal retentive thinking that happens in the throws of a collapsing empire.  Prepare well friends.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

      You make me crazy!!!!   You believe without question in something that doesn’t exist (GOD) and you won’t accept something that is real, and evident, like climate-change.  Why do you hate your children?  Why don’t you care enough about your childrens future to learn about climate-change.  You creationists need a good BITCH-SLAP!!  My pleasure.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

      • Anonymous

        You Mock God dumbass?  You like the muslim terorrists expecting the virgins are in for a big surprise when you die.  climate change – I thought only Al Gore still believed that B.S.

        • landofaahs

          Al doesn’t believe it either.  He just wants to get richer off of it.   If he did believe it he would not have built that huige mansion of his.

          • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

            Gore isn’t entitled to own a big house?  Why do you hate successful people? 

          • Anonymous

            When Al “The Polar Bears are Floating Away”  Gore takes Viagra it makes him taller! Batta Bing, bitch!

        • landofaahs

          Don’t reply to him directly. Make him waste time looking for the posts about his lame brain garbage.   Remember what God said about the fool has said in his heart there is no God.

          • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

            Which god do you guys keep talking about?  BATTA-BING!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

          Which god are you talking about?  I only mock the fake gods, which is all of them.  Are you as creationist? You need a ood BATTA-BING-BITCH-SLAP you bonehead.  Here it is no charge.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

          • Anonymous

             When you meet this (fake) God, don’t be surprised that he shows you what BITCH-SLAPPING is all about

          • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

            You’re an ignorant freak.

          • Guest

             Vacman –  good name for a man with a vacuum in his head

          • greywolfrs

            Thatsure looks like sticky chin to me, just saing…

          • Anonymous

            I am talking about the one AND ONLY ONE GOD there is you liberal idiot.  You liberals will be judged and will reap the consequences of your evil actoins.  Say hi to Satan in hell along with Obama, Holder, and their evil friends.

      • Guest

         Your post makes no sense. Instead of just going around insulting people,
        why don’t you try refuting what they post? Oh, you can’t, so you resort
        to behaving like an ahole.

        • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

          Did you watch my show?  Did that make sense to you?  Are you a “KOCH-SUCKER” or not?  You have to watch to find out.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

          • Guest

            A few minutes of watching a drunk guy dressed in attention getting safety orange spreading misinformation and twistified events tells me what you are about. The only KOCK-SUCKER I saw was you. ….. go find an AA meeting!

            Gawd, what some people will do for attention

          • Guest

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      • http://www.facebook.com/susan.jorgensen.144 Susan Jorgensen

        Dear Richard 
        It has nothing to do with God or Global Warming that the Government is paying 16 times the cost for a new product.  That is the issue,  plain and simple

      • Anonymous

         Your own words make you crazy…don’t blame your pathetic ignorance on someone else. God proves himself by using prophecy. Future events that were written down thousands of years in advance. It is the person, as God would admonish us to do that – ” proves all things”  meaning, who investigate the word of God for themselves, verses only listening to what their brainless liberal examples tell them to do.  Climate change is real, but its not what you think it is, again, if you had proven things for yourself instead of playing funny boy, which by the way, you’re not even close (sickening is more like it) you would have found out that it is God who controls the weather, for the nation who obey his voice (the bible) those people are blessed with the right amount of rainfall, perfect tempts etc. On the other hand, those nations who ignore God and his perfect laws, they become cursed – such as the United States is suffering through today. God says he will shake all nations (in this end time) so continue your ignorant sarcastic ways until your untimely death, and when you meet him in the future, as I’ve said before, you might be promoted from your current pay-grade, to becoming Gods own personal door bell,  just think, your only one good BITCH-SLAP away.   

      • greywolfrs

        Hey stupid, the climate has been changing since the earth was just a rock. You are one dumb M F er, sticky chin.

      • Guest

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  • Guest

    Count on Beck to fool his followers into thinking that we can keep burning fossil fuels and survive.

    Who reported this?  TheBlaze.com?  Doubt it; doubt it very much.

    Most of what Beck spouts as “fact” is complete or partial bulls$%t. Nonetheless, the gullible eat it up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

      BATTA-BING!!!!  Whenever you BITCH-SLAP a bonehead, it always adds a nice ring…..  if you add a BATTA-BING.  Watch how I do it.  Enjoy.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

      • Guest

         That ringing in your empty bone head is because you just got a whole lot of BITCH-SLAP

      • greywolfrs

        What’s the matter sticky chin, did you have to change your user ID also? Coward.

      • Guest

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    • greywolfrs

      I guess you would know something about lies and partial truths, that’s all you ever spew, vicki tiffany.

  • Anonymous

    It’s green because it’s made from currency.  Only $59 per gallon is quite a bargain!   ;-}

  • http://www.facebook.com/vacman1 Richard Vacman

    Why can’t I believe anything, beck says.  Now I have to go to media matters to find out the truth.  Beck is a “KOCH-SUCKER” who supports the Koch brothers.  He needs a good BATTA-BING-BITCH-SLAP!!  Watch how it’s done.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EyM7jpE8Pw

    • Guest

        A few minutes of watching a drunk guy dressed in attention
      getting safety orange spreading misinformation and twistified events
      tells me what you are about. The only KOCK-SUCKER I saw was you. …..
      go find an AA meeting!

      Gawd, what some people will do for attention

    • greywolfrs

      You have to go to Media Doesn’t Matter to get the truth? You are a complete moron , if you truly believe they are telling the “truth.” Dunce.

    • Anonymous

      Just remember; You’re the “one who sucks”, Dick!

      • Anonymous

         ….not until he removes his Vacman first…BATTA BING!!!

        • Sandie

          Nice finish! LMAO!

          Every time Vacman Posts it makes him a PosTVac.

          • Anonymous

            As to – “postulate” to assume without proof; to lay down as self evident; to stipulate; a prerequisite; a proposition assumed without proof.

      • Sandie

        ROTFLMAO! I was going to do it, but you beat me to it!

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you just lost a lot of respect from me.  You and the bunch  that read this report and commented below.  Think about what this quantity means.  This is about 1 tankful of the three for an F-15, expandable to 2 jets of fuel.  The only way this makes sense is RESEARCH.  And research fuels are expensive.Did anyone look at the contract to see that the Feds had not asked their usual ton of specifications testing (a bunch of bucks) and their usual guarantees?  Slovenly reporting that is somewhat like AP does to most stories.  Glenn, be ashamed for not telling us the whole story if there is more.  Factsheets : F-15 Eagle – Air Force Link  Glenn, did you ever report on this story?  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/12/u-s-navy-fuels-green-strike-force-with-12-million-biofuels-contract  Same type of fuel, $424/gallon ($12 million).  That was a BIG waste of money.

    Now, to the guy below who complained about crony capitalism.  What are you doing about the train fiasco in CA where Feinstein’s hubby is getting the contract for the new train?  http://www.capoliticalreview.com/blog/sen-diane-feinsteins-husband-wins-ca-rail-contract/

    Can you ladies and gents here possibly think before you dump a bunch of claptrap on this site?  You all sound as petty as a gaggle of liberals.

  • http://twitter.com/disabledarmyvet Ricky Green
  • scott

    He’s trying to bankrupt us as fast as he can. What’s next?

  • Sandie

    I wonder how many people in the DOD and Congress jumped into investing in Gevo… , oh, I forgot, they don’t do that because it is like insider trading and they wouldn’t take advantage of their position to enrich themselves like greedy, corrupt politicians, would they?

  • Anonymous

    My faith in  the liberal junkies who lead us has now been restored. As a direct result of this latest fiscal responsibility, next week, I’m going to go out and purchase a fleet of private jets of my own (in which, I cannot afford a single – no, not even one) but just, so I can get in on the bedrock bottom deal of this new green fuel – whatta bargain.

    • greywolfrs

      Can you look in to a second fleet for me?

      • Anonymous

        No problem, although it will take me some time to print all the needed funds. Currently Uncle Sam’s printing Press is much bigger and faster than mine, but I’m working on it. I mean I’m negotiate a deal with the local government owned bank, in which, if I’m successful in gaining said loan, I have absolutely no intention of ever paying back. Big Government – Aint it Great!

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, they only spent a mil to “test” it. No big deal, it isn’t their money. These politicians don’t have to pay for it. Talk about being out of touch with main stream America… 

  • http://www.RevolutionFanCast.com/ Jake

    anyone see the irony of using “green” fuel in a plane that is about to drop a bomb?  Where are the green bomps? This proves our military is doomed….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Elmore/100000007309980 Jesse Elmore

    That is a good way to break the military’s bank. BTW how is jet fuel renewable?

  • http://www.facebook.com/calee.davis.9 Calee Davis

    QUIT WATING OUR MONEY!!!! Fools, I wouldn’t let them run my daughters lemonade stand (If it was my choice), but then I pay my bills.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.doeman.984 John Doeman

    the military has just signed a contract with renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo.—
    of course, they’re controlled by jews.

    some don’t forget.

  • Anonymous

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