Guest Opinion: The case for Navy biofuels in U.S. energy strategy
On July 19, 2012, a sunny blue day in the middle of the Pacific, I had the honor of being a guest of the U.S. Navy to witness the use of advanced biofuels for the first time in a full blown military exercise. The event was the RIM Pac drill with 22 participating countries joining the U.S. Navy to run a coordinated set of defense operations.
What made this exercise historic was the Navy's use of 900,000 gallons of a 50/50 blend of advanced biofuels.
From the use of larger sails in 1812 which produced quicker ships, shifting from coal to oil and more recently the deployment of a nuclear navy, the Navy has been a consistent leader on energy innovation.
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