Bio-fuel's Potential Shown by Marad Tests
Tests by the US Maritime Administration show potential exists for cleaner, renewable marine fuel
The Maritime Administration has announced its analysis of a test conducted with algae-based biofuel on one of its large commercial-size vessels.
The project is part of a joint effort by the Departments of Defense and Transportation to reduce the nation’s dependence on petroleum.
The fuel, which was provided by the Navy, was tested in one of the vessel’s engines for more than 400 hours. Researchers measured the fuel’s emissions, efficiency and effect on engine performance.
Detailed results of the test and a complete report on the study available online for review or downloading here.