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The US Navy and the shipping company Maersk have successfully tested a form of algae-based biofuel, it has been announced.
US Navy tests genetically modified algal fuel
By RTCC Staff
This is a big deal. The US Navy and large shipping companies use a huge amount of NSFO (Naval Standard/Special Fuel Oil) aka No. 5 fuel. It is a heavy bunker fuel that is significant pollutant.
Shipping fuel is frequently very low grade. In 2009 it was alleged that the world’s 15 largest ships emitted as much pollution in a year as all of the world’s 760 million cars.