H.R.2243 - To authorize the Secretary of the Air Force to make competitive grants to support research and development, education, and training to produce a bio-based aviation fuel for use by the Air Force.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Enyart, William L. [D-IL-12] (Introduced 06/04/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||08/29/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2243 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/04/2013)
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to make a competitive grant to an existing biofuels research center in the United States to conduct pilot-scale research, development, and testing of bio-based fuels for use by the Air Force as aviation fuel for jet aircraft. Permits a recipient to use grant funds to train military and civilian personnel in the new technologies and to conduct a study regarding the economic feasibility of a full-scale bio-based aviation fuel production facility.
Directs the Secretary to give preference to a center that: (1) has the capacity and expertise necessary to quickly and efficiently conduct such research, development, and testing; and (2) is located in close proximity to specified raw materials, a military installation with responsibility for military air transportation, and a private or commercial airport with capacity to host a research and pilot production facility.