Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, right, holds a sample of a fuel blend alongside Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, during a refueling at sea aboard the USS William P. Lawrence guided missile destroyer Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in waters off Coronado, Calif. The U.S. Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuel, calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel — a mix made from beef fat — calling it a milestone toward easing the military’s reliance on foreign oil.

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