PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- The Green Hornet, an F/A-18 Super Hornet fueled with a 50/50 mixture of biofuel made from camelina oil, will fly on Earth Day, April 22, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
Following the flight, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus will deliver remarks.
This is one of 15 flights to certify the use of an alternative fuel for U.S. Navy aircraft.
"The flight will demonstrate that our systems can work on biofuel," said Mabus. "After it is successful, and we are absolutely confident that it will be; we will move to expand biofuel testing to our marine gas turbine engines and to the engines of our tactical vehicles."
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