ENERGY SECURITY: Navy Demonstration of Alternative Fuels

August 23, 2012 at 12:09 am 1 comment

Blue Green Hawaii

€“The guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (right) pulls along side the military sealift command oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (left) to refuel at sea with biofuel during The Great Green Fleet Demonstration as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew M. Jandik)

For years, the U.S. Navy has been studying alternatives to the increasingly expensive fossil fuels that power its ships, boats and planes and last month (July) the service got to test its research and theories on a grand scale.

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), heading a strike force of four other ships as well as a jet fighter wing, helicopters and other aircraft, demonstrated the viability of alternative fuels in the waters off Hawaii during Rim of the Pacific 2012 (RIMPAC), the world’s largest annual international maritime  exercise.

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