The Navy’s Green Hornet bio-fuel powered supersonic jet
The Green Hornet Navy F/A-18 jet will zip through the air on Earth Day, leaving a trail of green ideas for the aviation industry to grab at. This twin-engine tactical aircraft will use bio-fuel on its flight tomorrow. 50% of its fuel tanks will be filled with refined oil from crushed seeds of flowering Camelina sativa plants. The supersonic jet will take off over the Chesapeake Bay.
The Navy is desperately looking for alternative fuels to power up their aircraft, in order to decrease their complete reliance on petroleum. This is also an effort of the Pentagon to increase renewable energy use to help the military remain un-affected by fuel price fluctuations. The US Navy will go a shade greener in 2016 with the Great Green Fleet of nuclear, bio-fueled powered and hybrid electric vessels take to the seas.