Monday, August 8, 2016

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...

August 8, 2016
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ Gets Underway Using Biofuels

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil...

January 20, 2016
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Monday, July 7, 2014
molecule methanol chemistry
Engineering News

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...

July 7, 2014
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Seeks 37 Million Gallon Biofuels Purchase

The U.S. Navy says it is seeking 37 million gallons of drop-in biofuels in what the Department of the Navy describes as a major step in its efforts to reduce its reliance on petroleum.

June 12, 2014
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
uss chafee

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.” #SECNAV: by no...

May 14, 2014
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
emma maersk

Maersk Exploring Use of Alternative Fuels

Editor’s Note: We’ve heard it before; the number one cost faced by shipowners is the cost of fuel. With that in mind, A.P. Moller-Maersk, with an annual fuel bill of...

March 20, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Canadian frigate HMCS Regina (FFH 334)
Engineering News

Royal Canadian Navy to Explore Use of Biofuels

In a boost for biofuels in marine applications, the Canadian government has announced that it is exploring the potential to use biofuels for its Navy. In a notice posted on Monday,...

January 23, 2013
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Maersk Talks Algae: Joint R&D Program Aims to Shed Light on Future Use of Algae-based Biofuels

As gCaptain reported earlier, shipping conglomerate Maersk and the U.S. Navy have been collaborating on a unique and possibly ground-breaking R&D program that will test the use of algae-based biofuel...

December 15, 2011
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Maersk and U.S. Navy Collaborate on Biofuel Testing Initiative

Maersk and the U.S. Navy said today that they are collaborating on a R&D program that will test the use of algae-based biofuel on ships with the goal of learning...

December 12, 2011
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Monday, December 5, 2011

Going Green: Navy Places World’s Largest Advanced Biofuel Order

Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a joint venture between Tyson Foods and Syntroleum Corporation, said today it has won a contract with the U.S. Navy to supply an astounding 450,000 gallons of...

December 5, 2011
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Saturday, August 6, 2011
US Navy cruiser exercise battlegroup tandem thrust

We Sail the Ocean Blue, but We’re Going Green, Too

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group, Exercise Tandem Thrust 2003, US Navy Photo WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) Rear Adm. (Ret.) Robert James’s characterization of the Navy’s pursuit of alternative fuels and energy technologies...

August 6, 2011
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