Solazyme algae fuel completes US Navy helicopter trial

June 21, 2011 |

In California, the US Navy successfully demonstrated Solazyme’s 100% algal-derived jet fuel, Solajet HRJ-5, in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter test flight in a 50/50 blend with petroleum-derived jet fuel. Honeywell UOP was the refining partner on the jet fuel delivery, and has been working with Solazyme since 2009 on multiple contracts with the US military. To date, Solazyme is the only company to provide the US Navy with microbially-derived advanced aviation and marine fuel.

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