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August 2, 2012
A SEAHAWK became the first Navy air-
craft to fly with a biofuel blend when it
landed on US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz
before flying to HMAS Darwin during
Australian fleet commander RADM Tim
Barrett joined the Seahawk for its flight to
Darwin to deliver a statement of cooperation
for a signing ceremony on board Nimitz with
US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on July 19.
CN VADM Ray Griggs and Mr Mabus
signed the agreement that recognises the
potentially significant benefits research into
alternative fuels can bring. It acknowledges
the importance of the project, both for the
environment and for national security.
CN was represented by RADM Barrett
who said the project had enormous potential.
"All of us have a responsibility to be
more environmentally aware," he said.
"As things stand today, biofuel remains
too costly to use across our fleet. However,
this project could lead to a cheaper alterna-
The USN is moving towards the general
use of a 50/50 blended biofuel product by
The RAN will watch the USN as it
develops the use of alternative fuels in time
for a joint deployment in 2016.
The 'Great Green Fleet' initiative aims to
replicate the 'Great White Fleet' deployment
when US ships circumnavigated the globe
"We are making sure that we look to the
future so we can continue to operate with
the US as we do in company around the
world," RADM Barrett said.
THUMBS UP: A Seahawk takes off from USS Nimitz after being fuelled with
biofuel. Inset, from left, VADM Gerald Beaman, USN, ADM Jonathon Greenert,
USN, CDRE Steve Woodall, US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Australian Fleet
Commander RADM Tim Barrett, ADM Cecil Haney, USN, and VADM Philip
Cullom, USN, give the Hawaiian thumbs up on board USS Nimitz.
Photos: CPL Christopher Dickson
It's great to be green
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