Navy Demonstration Highlights Bio-Fuels Capability
By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class William Jamieson
Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
NORFOLK NAVAL STATION, Va., Oct. 25, 2010 – The U.S. Navy last week conducted a demonstration here featuring an experimental riverine command boat which uses an alternative fuel blend of 50 percent algae-based and 50 percent NATO F-76 fuel oil.
Sailors assigned to Riverine Group 1 conduct maneuvers today aboard an experimental riverine command boat as part of an alternative fuels demonstration held at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Oct. 22, 2010. The boat is powered by an alternative fuel blend of 50 percent algae-based and 50 percent NATO F-76 fuels to support the Secretary of the Navy’s efforts to reduce total energy consumption on naval vessels. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa