Military, Services

MH-60 Flies on Algae-based Fuel

By Staff Writer | August 1, 2011

The U.S. Navy has completed a successful test flight of an MH-60 Seahawk flown with a 50/50 blend of algae-based and petroleum-based jet fuels. It marks the first time a military aircraft has flown on a 100 percent algal-derived jet fuel. The biofuel, Solajet RJ-5 from San Francisco, Calif.-based Solazyme, is a drop-in replacement to traditional jet fuels and does not require engine modification for use.


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