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GREEN HORNET: The U.S. Navy plans to fly its Green Hornet, a Boeing F/A-18 burning a 50:50 blend of conventional jet fuel and algae-derived biofuel, on April 22 – which just happens to be Earth Day. The Navy has previously ground-tested camelina-derived jet fuel in the F/A-18’s General Electric F404 engine and the Defense Energy Support Center recently delivered a batch of algae-based HRJ-5 fuel to Naval Air Systems Command for testing in advance of the flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., deputy operations director Mark Iden says.


 

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