Algae-Based Biofuel Test Flight

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Navy reports another successful test of a biofueled helicopter! A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter became the first Navy aircraft to fly on a 50/50 blend of algae-based and petroleum-based JP-5 May 20, 2011 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Last year an MH-60S completed a test flight using a 50/50 Camelina seed-based biofuel blend at NAS Patuxent River.

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