Posted by: arbeam | March 6, 2013

Manchester Fuel Department Awarded CNO Environmental Award

Manchester Fuel DepotWASHINGTON (NNS) — Vice Adm. Philip Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics (N4), announced the winners of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition Feb. 21. The annual CNO Environmental Awards program recognizes Navy ships, installations, and people for outstanding achievement in Navy environmental programs.

Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation:

Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound Manchester Fuel Department, Wash.

The Manchester Fuel Department loaded 950,000 gallons of alternative fuel made from algae, the camelina seed and cooking oil in Support of the Navy Green Fleet Demonstration during RIMPAC, in July 2012.

Participants in the Green Fleet Demonstration were:

  • USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN
  • USS PRINCETON (CG 59)
  • USS CHAFEE (DDG 90)
  • USS CHUNG HOON (DDG 93)
  • USNS HENRY J KAISER (T-AO 187)

The ships and aircraft were powered by alternative fuel, either nuclear or advanced biofuel blends. The biofuel blends are 50-50 mixtures of biofuel (made from waste cooking oil and algae) and petroleum-based marine diesel or aviation fuel.

The Manchester Fuel Department is the largest Navy Fuel Terminal in the continental US, storing 79 million gallons. The Department’s primary mission is to provide bulk fuel and lubricant support to area Navy afloat and shore activities. Support is also provided to Coast Guard ships and air stations, other Puget Sound Area U.S. military activities, and, on occasion, foreign navy ships. Customers are serviced via the fuel pier at Manchester, commercial, or Navy barge, and commercial or Navy truck.

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