Submitted by: United States Navy Task Force Energy
Implemented country: United States
Title: Green Hornet Biofuels Project
In October 2009 the United States’ Secretary of the Navy outlined the U.S. Navy’s goals over the next decade to achieve a sustainable and secure energy future. In support of those goals, in April 2010 an FA-18F fighter jet, dubbed the “Green Hornet,” made Naval Aviation history powered by a drop-in replacement fuel composed of a 50/50 blend of biofuel and conventional jet fuel. The biofuel blend was engineered to specifications that permitted no mechanical modifications to be made to the engine. As a result, the aircraft performed flawlessly. Furthermore, the Green Hornet became the first aircraft to break the sound barrier flying on a 50/50 biofuel blend.