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

10/28/2010 12:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Suzanne Goldenberg, US Environment Correspondent 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.

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