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Last month, the U.S. Navy deployed the Paul F. Foster - a decommissioned destroyer now used for experimental purposes - on a 17-hour voyage powered by Solazyme Inc.'s algae-derived biofuel. Photo: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy has placed the world’s largest biofuel order of 450,000 gallons with Dynamic Fuels LLC – a joint venture between Tyson Foods Inc. and Syntroleum Corp. – and Solazyme Inc. , the Defense Logistics Agency announced on Monday. The contract provides $12 million to Dynamic Fuels, which will supply biofuel made from used cooking oil and non-food-grade animal fats, the Defense Department said. Solazyme will help Dynamic Fuels fulfill the contract by providing more of the algae-derived fuel used in the Navy’s biofuel destroyer experiment last month. SEE: U.S. Navy Deploys Algae-Powered Destroyer The fuels will be combined in a 50-50 blend with petroleum-based diese...

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