U.S. Navy to Demonstrate Ship-based Alternative Fuel

press release
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Navy to conduct largest maritime alternative fuel demonstration on Self Defense Test Ship.

 

What:  The U.S. Navy will conduct the largest-to-date maritime alternative fuel demonstration on the Self Defense Test Ship Paul F. Foster, Nov. 16-17.  Prior to the ship's departure, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) Jackalyne Pfannenstiel along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Thomas Hicks will host a media availability to discuss the Navy's ongoing energy goals and answer questions about this demonstration.  Subject matter experts from the Naval Fuels and Lubricants Cross Functional Team will also be available for questions. 

 

Where:  Defense Fuel Support Point Loma fueling pier, San Diego.

Details:  The tests and demonstrations of alternative fuels for shipboard use supports the secretary of the Navy's energy target to demonstrate a Green Strike Group by 2012, and deploy a strike group composed completely of alternatively powered ships, "the Great Green Fleet," by 2016.

The ship will receive approximately 20,000 gallons of a 50-50 blend of hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 at Defense Fuel Support Point Loma, San Diego to power one propulsion gas turbine and one ship service gas turbine.  The ship will depart Point Loma at Nov. 16, 5 p.m., PST, for overnight transit to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Huemene Division, Port Hueneme, Calif.

The Self Defense Test Ship, decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer Paul F. Foster (EDD 964), provides an at-sea, remotely controlled, self defense weapons engineering platform for the purpose of conducting advanced evaluations without risk to personnel or deployable assets. Originally designed to strictly test self defense weapons, the ship now supports a wide variety of engineering tests and evaluating aspects of naval systems.

Media interested in attending should contact NAVSEA Public Affairs at 202-781-4123 or NAVSEAPublic_Affairs@navy.mil no later than 12 p.m., EST, Tuesday, Nov. 15.


 

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