US Navy technology turns seawater into jet fuel

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  1. ramakrishna

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    Navy researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have successfully conducted flight trials of a scale-model WWII craft powered by novel-liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

    The trials used NRL technologies that were developed for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater into liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

    US Navy technology turns seawater into jet fuel - Naval Technology
     
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    The fuel powered a two-cycle IC engine, not a jet.
     
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    Don't Get Too Excited But The US Navy Can Now Make Gasoline From Seawater - Forbes
     
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    How to turn seawater into jet fuel - tech - 18 August 2009 - New Scientist

    When the shooting starts, "green" has to go. This is the peacetime Obama navy.
     
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    then US don't need to depend on any oil imports from saudi or iraq for defence.:rofl::laugh::lol:
     
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    The value of such a system would be for a carrier task force where energy for producing jet fuel would be produced by the carrier's nuclear propulsion system.
     

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