WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2011 – The U.S. Navy will employ a biofuel blend to power aircraft and vessels participating in a maritime exercise that's slated to be conducted near Hawaii next summer, senior officials told reporters today [...] The contract is the largest government purchase of biofuel in history, and provides $12 million to Dynamic Fuels LLC. Dynamic is a joint venture between Tyson Foods, Inc. and Syntroleum Corporation. Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, will help Dynamic Fuels fulfill the contract. Read more
This abstract was taken from the DoD website where Karen Parrish explained the project of using biofuel for a maritime exercise which took place this summer near the Hawaiian islands.
The incredible information is that one of the Companies that received part of the $12 million was Solazyme, Inc.
This Company has been a loyal donor to the Democrat Cause since the 2008 election.
Here it is the coomplete table of the donations records (from Opensecrets.org)
Now, everybody is free to donate according with the political views, but it's a kind of weird that The Department of Defense after approving spending cuts decides to sign a contract to buy biofuel for $27 a gallon, from a leaning Democratic Company.
As you can notice on the table, the total amount of donations to Democrats candidates from important staff members of Solazyme Company reaches $9000.
IER President Thomas Pyle sent a letter on Jul 9th to four congressional chairmen calling for an “immediate, exhaustive and unyielding” investigation on the Defense Department’s decision to fuel naval exercises in the Pacific ocean using biofuels that cost $27 per gallon.