During the 2010 RIMPAC Exercises I had an opportunity to go out to sea on the USS Chung Hoon.
This year the USS Chung Hoon is also participating in the RIMPAC Exercises and is part of the “Great Green Fleet” that is using biofuel.
Navy destroyer USS Chung Hoon doing a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) mission during the Rim of the Pacific Exercise. The Chung Hoon took on 200,000 pounds of fuel, a 50/50 mix of its normal diesel fuel and a biofuel component, which consists of algae and reprocessed cooking oil.
- Navy Oiler Delivers Biofuel for RIMPAC Exercise (defense.gov)
- Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, Discusses the U.S. Navy’s Green Fleet (damontucker.com)
- Hawaii bracing for largest-ever RIMPAC exercise (stripes.com)