PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Navy says it has invented a more environmentally friendly degreaser.

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River said Friday that a chemist in its material laboratory developed the product called NAVSOLVE.

The solvent is not petroleum-based, has lower emissions and a higher flash point than products typically used for cleaning machinery and aircraft components.

The Navy says it’s seeking to commercialize the product through patent licensing.

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