DoA, DoN Formalize Energy Partnership

Story Number: NNS100120-20Release Date: 1/20/2010 11:08:00 PM
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By Ensign Jason Scarborough, Navy Office of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Pentagon Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

The MOU will serve as an agreement that both parties will work together to support President Obama's initiative to reduce energy consumption derived from fossil fuels and increase energy production from renewable energy sources.

A U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) will be on display during the event emphasizing Mabus' overarching goal for energy reform to increase warfighting capability. The military is testing biofuel blends for use in aircraft, surface ships and tactical vehicles like the LAV.

Together the Department of the Navy (DoN) and the Department of Agriculture will explore biofuel technologies to meet both commercial and military transportation needs.

The event will be taped and available for viewing at

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