A dozen members of Congress joined the founders at a Capitol Hill press conference last week to endorse the ability of coal-to-liquid (CTL) fuels to provide fuels for motor vehicles and commercial aviation and to meet the fuel needs of US military forces.
...standing at the forefront of the Coal-to-Liquids effort is the Air Force. At 93% of total consumption, the Defense Department is the US government’s largest user of fuels. And of all four branches at DoD, the Air Force consumes the most, 52%...This, then, is a matter of national security.—Reo, Nick Rahall, II (D-W.Va.)
Coalition members said federal incentives are needed that recognize the volatility of global energy prices and encourage more robust investment in a domestic CTL industry.