Cap experimental fuel procurement
Some Pentagon officials have suggested that the use of experimental fuels, such as algae and used cooking grease, is a national security interest because of the risk inherent in foreign fuel markets. However, in recent years, costs have been several times more than average fuel prices, and there is no guarantee that current investments will be successful. Past efforts in the private sector to find reliable fuel sources from algae, for instance, were canceled after hundreds of millions in investment. Establishing stricter guidelines or curtailing such investments could save billions.