Rotten Fish to Help Power Hurtigruten Expedition Ships After Refit

By Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Nordic region's most high-profile cruise fleet operator is refitting its ships to make them less polluting, and plans to use a byproduct of rotten fish to help power their new, leaner engines. Norway's Hurtigruten, best known for the ships that ferry tourists along the country's fjords and coastline and up into the Arctic, … [Read more...]

Where Is The US Navy Going to Get Enough BioFuel To Power Half The Fleet? Australian

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) The U.S. accepted Australia’s offer to supply biofuel for its Asia-Pacific fleet, advancing the U.S. Navy’s goal of getting half its power from renewables by 2020. The premier of Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, signed the deal to supply the navy’s “Great Green Fleet,” this week, according to … [Read more...]

What Is The Great Great Fleet?

The Great Green Fleet (GGF) is a year-long, Department of the Navy initiative that demonstrates the sea service’s efforts to transform its energy use. As one of the Secretary of the Navy’s key energy goals, the purpose of the GGF is to make our Sailors and Marines better warfighters, able to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus … [Read more...]

Is the Volatile Fuel Used in Racing Cars a New Power Source for Ships?

By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, July 7 (Reuters) - Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions. From next year, shipping firms will have to cut polluting sulphur emissions in vessels going to parts of Europe and North America, sparking a … [Read more...]

US Navy’s Justification for Using Mostly Biofuel Makes Little Sense

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus mentioned in a tweet today that "by no later than 2020, at least half of our #energy will come from non-fossil fuel sources." https://twitter.com/SECNAV/status/466632557484703744 This push for biofuel is not a new initiative for Secretary Mabus who has been marketing the idea since 2009. In a speech last month at Arizona State University, he … [Read more...]