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U.S. Navy Algae Biofuel-Powered Boat Test A Success

First Posted: 10/28/10 01:49 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Algae Gunboat

The Guardian:

It looked like a pretty ordinary day on the water at the US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia: a few short bursts of speed, a nice tail wind, some test manoeuvres against an enemy boat.

But the 49ft gunboat had algae-based fuel in the tank in a test hailed by the navy yesterday as a milestone in its creation of a new, energy-saving strike force.

Read the whole story: The Guardian


Filed by Travis Donovan  |