Green Berets Prefer Biodiesel

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

From Green Berets Prefer Biodiesel:

When Erwin Rommel’s Panzer tanks ran out of diesel fuel in North Africa in World War II, the German general poured cooking oil into their gas tanks to keep the vehicles fighting.

The U.S. military thinks Germany’s ‘Desert Fox’ might have been onto something. At bases throughout the United States, soldiers are filling their gas tanks with biodiesel — diesel fuel made from soybean or other vegetable oil.

From that intro, you’d think the military was switching to biodiesel for logistical regions, but it’s not. It’s simply trying to meet government goals set by the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

From the title, you’d think the Army’s Special Forces were involved. The article mentions the Marines, Navy, and Air Force — no Army, and no Green Berets.

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