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The Navy's Great Green Fleet Strikes Back

Forbes -- ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ – As a Royal Australian Navy helicopter lands on the deck of the USS Nimitz on Wednesday, two American destroyers, a cruiser and a fuel ship are steaming alongside the aircraft carrier some 100 miles north of Oahu. The ships in the carrier strike group and the 71 aircraft on the deck of the Nimitz, including fighter jets, helicopters and transports, are all running on a 50-50 mix of petroleum and biofuel derived from algae and used cooking oil. In fact, the Aussie Sikorsky Seahawk is the only military machine except the nuclear-fueled Nimitz not powered by biofuels.

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Submitted Jul 23, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:41:10 PM


Cost of fuel is only a very small part of this equation.

PDQ said, "And the military knows that the next war, oil may not be available."

Amen brother!
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:30:13 PM

sljbc475: Military sometimes does the R&D first before it is made public. They are doing their part to cut back on use of foreign oil.

And the military knows that the next war, oil may not be available.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:10:40 PM

ok
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:28:11 AM

So when the military spends $500 dollars for a hammer or $1000 dollars for a toilet seat that is extravagant waste, but when they spend 9 times the amount it would normally cost them to buy fuel that's okay because it is buying into the green scam, that's okay. It's all just waste and it needs to be stopped, especially with the national debt spiraling out of control.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:18:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 8:51:03 AM

There goes the price of cooking oil...
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:47:31 AM

Military sometimes does the R&D first before it is made public. They are doing their part to cut back on use of foreign oil.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:24:16 AM

Oahu
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jbrad4
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:09:04 AM

Good to see the military doing their part to decrease OPEC dependence.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:00:43 AM

At what cost?
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 5:22:43 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:23:26 AM

Why not.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:16:07 AM

cool
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:15:41 AM

Ok
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0
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Ok
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OK
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:03:25 AM

Go Navy!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:00:05 AM

Key phrase Cost EFFECTIVE fuel cost...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:59:44 AM

Not the user's choice, rammed down the Navy's throat by tree huggers!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:59:03 AM

I guess time will tell if this is a beneficial move, or not...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:58:26 AM

cool, Go Navy
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:58:24 AM

Very expensive to be green.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:55:45 AM

cool
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:50:50 AM

Yep,, I thought the Navy at least had a few smart people, but oh well
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:49:25 AM

Yeah,Go Navy!!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:47:55 AM

Very interesting. Go Navy!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:47:36 AM

What they don't tell you is the Navy is paying $59 per gallon for this green fuel v $4.29 for regular fuel.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:45:29 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:45:25 AM

Way to go Navy. That is thinking outside the box and saving fuel.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:43:46 AM

I read this in the NEWSPAPER 3 days ago...next?
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:40:38 AM

Alright
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:35:45 AM

Yay for cooking oil.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:34:26 AM

Algae and used cooking oil are good biofuels
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:32:10 AM

Must be nice to have access to unlimited taxpayer funds.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:31:46 AM

I hate green
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:30:45 AM

Green$$ is right. Fine, when you have a seemingly endless supply of taxpayer funds.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:30:33 AM

An expensive way to run a ship. Sounds like backroom dealing to create a barely existent economy.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:30:18 AM

interesting...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:28:50 AM

Just dose not sound right
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:27:40 AM

We already know that biofuels work, but considering it is not cost competitive I cant see the Navy switching in the near future.
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:24:57 AM

Back in the days when the ships were made of wood and the Sailors made of steel------time moves on
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:24:41 AM

TOTALLY COOL...ITS A BRAVE NEW WORLD!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:24:18 AM

I need to buy some biofuel futures, and get in on the $50/gal boondoggle.
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GO NAVY!
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smells like french fries
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:22:54 AM

Great
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