Retired Army General Calls Biofuels “Ammunition”

Cindy Zimmerman

Like oil in World War II, U.S. Army Ret. General Paul J. Kern believes that biofuels are the “ammunition” for America today.

Gen. Kern ended his address to the 6th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Des Moines on Tuesday on that note, displaying a WWII military poster declaring “Stick to your job – oil is ammunition.”

“It’s your job to change that from oil is ammunition to alternative fuels are ammunition,” he said. “We need that for our country and for our Department of Defense. Your military relies on fuel to do the job that we ask them to do.”

The main focus of the highly decorated retired army general’s address was on the national security dimensions of fuel.

Listen to Gen. Kern’s address to the 6th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit here: Gen. Paul Kern address

Listen to a brief interview with Gen. Kern here: Gen. Paul Kern interview

Photos from 2012 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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