Navy goes green, unveils first algae fuel-powered vessel
The navy has finally decided to go green and keep the waters blue, turning to new eco-friendly equipment. The first of many more to follow suit, the navy has unveiled a green eco-friendly vessel powered by algae fuel. Nicknamed the Navy’s Corvette, this vessel uses some pretty awesome cutting-edge technology and the Navy hopes to create a Great Green Fleet of vessels powered by alternative energy within the next five years. The 49 foot long riverine vessel can accelerate to 40 knots and uses a 50-50 blend of algae-based fuel and diesel. Currently the Navy spends an astounding amount buying fuel, enough to power all of its vessels with about 80,000 barrels of oil a day.
Keen on cutting out the usage of fossil fuels and turning to nuclear energy and biofuels, the Navy is taking its first baby-steps into the world of alternative energy.