Algae biofuel being tested in container ships

Right now the Maersk Kalmar is en route from Northern Europe to India running a blend of algae-biofuel and petroleum-based fuel.

At one point in the testing the ship will run on 100% biofuel. Maersk has been hugely proactive on switching to renewables. The US Navy is working with them on the test and plans to have a 100% biofuel fleet by 2016.


  1. I still think water is the best fuel. I mean what better way than to harvest the sea water to fuel the ships? Cruise ships already harvest sea water and turn it into clean water for guests to drink and for cooking. Also consider that with biofuel ships still need massive storage to hold enough fuel complete their journey.

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