Maritime Administration News Release
|News Release #:||DOT 63-12|
|Date:||Jun 1 2012|
Test Results Show Potential for Cleaner, Renewable Marine Fuel.
The Maritime Administration announced today its analysis of a test conducted with algae-based biofuel on one of its large commercial-size vessels. This cutting-edge research used marine engines aboard the Great Lakes Maritime Academy training ship, the TS State of Michigan, to measure emissions reduction impacts. The project is part of a joint effort by the Departments of Defense and Transportation to reduce the nation’s dependence on petroleum. The fuel, which was provided by the Navy, was tested in one of the vessel’s engines for more than 400 hours. Researchers measured the fuel’s emissions, efficiency and effect on engine performance. Detailed results of the test and a complete report on the study is available online for review or downloading at www.marad.dot.gov