21 Dec '11, 5pm

Maersk Tests Algae-Based Biofuel in Cargo Voyage to India

Maersk Tests Algae-Based Biofuel in Cargo Voyage to India

Maersk is testing a range of algae-based biofuel blends aboard a container ship headed to India as part of a project with the U.S. Navy . Maersk, based in Denmark, has worked with the Navy for about 30 years. However, the biofuels testing program is the first partnership between the world's largest commercial container carrier and the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command. Both the Navy and the Maersk Line , which is part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, are on a mission to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations at sea and on land. The 300-meter Maersk Kalmar, which has a dedicated test engine and a fuel system that includes equipment to blend biofuel and house it in separate tanks, was chosen for the project. While on a month-long voyage from Bremerton, Germany, to Pipav, India, the ship used 30 tons of biofuel derived from algae in blends ranging from 7 percen...

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