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U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:28:45 AM »
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/10/game-changer-us-navy-can-now-turn-seawater-jet-fue/

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The Navy just found a way to reduce its dependence on possible adversaries for oil — it’s converted seawater into jet fuel.

Navy researchers have announced a major technological breakthrough, saying that they have been able to convert seawater into CO2 and hydrogen, Defense One reported. By successfully clearing the chemical hurdle, scientists can now use another series of chemical processes to create a seawater-based fuel.

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“It has to meet military specifications to go into a jet,” Heather Willauer, a research chemist with the Naval Research Laboratory or NRL, told an audience at the annual Sea Air Space Expo near Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Defense One reported.

“We haven’t actually made it to the specifications stage yet. But we know we’re in the hydro-carbon region and it shouldn’t be very difficult to meet that specification.”


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Re: U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 11:27:44 AM »
Congrats! Awesome news.

Shame it was done first in 1780. Do none of these people bother reading basic chemistry texts?
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Re: U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 11:51:18 AM »
Congrats! Awesome news.

Shame it was done first in 1780. Do none of these people bother reading basic chemistry texts?

That, and why pay $4 a gallon for jet fuel when you can pay $20 a gallon for this stuff...??

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Re: U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 12:19:09 PM »
That, and why pay $4 a gallon for jet fuel when you can pay $20 a gallon for this stuff...??

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It'll never get off the ground, to use a pun.

Needs coal to produce. Dems react to coal like vampires to crosses. Throw in the fact it is highly toxic (the carbon monoxide) and the sheer hassle of storing hydrogen ....
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Re: U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 02:09:01 PM »
I would have been happy if they just could have turned it into good shower water. Always smelled and tasted a bit  like crude oil. 
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Re: U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 03:00:17 PM »
"Oblivion" anybody? 
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Re: U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 03:08:26 PM »
I would have been happy if they just could have turned it into good shower water. Always smelled and tasted a bit  like crude oil.

Same as Navy coffee?  :whistle:

Least you had showers. We usually got stuck in places where you had a shower when it rained. Funny as hell to watch 40 or 50 people dancing in the rain, throwing soap at each other and trying to get clean before the rain stops!
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