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...]

U.S. Navy First: “Green Fleet” Fills Up With Italian-Made Biofuel

By Steve Scherer ABOARD THE USS MASON, June 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. warship took its first delivery of Italian-made biofuel on Thursday as part of the Navy's program to use more alternative energy. The USS Mason was refueled alongside an Italian vessel, the Andrea Doria, in the seas off of Italy's southern coast with a mix produced by Italy's Eni that has 5.5 percent palm … [Read more...]

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 prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first criticized the high cost of alternative fuels. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Reuters the deployment is the next step in … [Read more...]