Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Riverine Command Boat Using 50% Biofuels Blend

Biofuels Journal
Date Posted: October 26, 2010

Norfolk, VA—The U.S. Navy conducted a full power demonstration of a Riverine Command Boat (experimental) (RCB-X) powered by alternative fuel, Oct. 22, aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Testing and evaluation of alternative fuels from the 49-foot fast and agile RCB-X boat supports the secretary of the Navy's efforts to reduce the fleet's reliance on fossil fuels and is part of a series of progressively complex tests and evaluations scheduled through 2012.

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