The U.S. Navy has now decided to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make a large-scale move to biofuels. Energy consumption will become a standard component of all purchasing decisions over the next several years. By 2012, the navy wants to have a "green strike group" of nuclear and biofuel vessels sailing with a larger fleet by 2016 that also includes biofuel-powered aircraft. By the end of the decade, the navy wants half of all its energy needs to come from alternative fuels.
Since a large part of the fleet is based out of Hawai'i, the military will be working with sugarcane growers there to produce the advanced biofuels.
[Source: U.S. Department of Energy]