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    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Is The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Green Fleet Really Green?

    U.S. Navy’s ‘Green Fleet’ may tap Australian biofuel

    August 20, 2016 (Bloomberg News via The Japan Times)

    “The U.S. may accept Australia’s offer to supply biofuel for its Asia-Pacific [Great Green Fleet], advancing the U.S. Navy’s goal of getting half its power from renewables by 2020…[Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland has] signed a cooperation agreement to explore the research, development, supply and sale of advanced drop-in alternative fuels [from a mix of 10 percent beef tallow with conventional petroleum, which doesn’t sound very ‘green.’ But Queensland leaders foresee a very money green 1 billion Australian dollar ($760 million) sustainable and export-oriented] biofuels sector…[and hope the state can] become an Asia-Pacific biofuel hub…[The goal is to] supply the navy’s Asia-Pacific war vessels with ‘drop-in’ alternative fuel that’s fully compatible with the ships’ petroleum-power systems… [An A$16 million biofuel pilot plant and an A$150 million plant full scale plant are in planning [and] Virgin Australia Airlines, Air New Zealand, and the Australian Navy are also assessing the potential use of biofuels…” click here for more

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