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Energy Alchemy: Navy Turns Sea Water Into Jet Fuel


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Cal
- 669 days ago - csmonitor.com
The Naval Research Laboratory has designed a system which harvests carbon dioxide and hydrogen, the raw ingredients of jet fuel, from seawater, according to OilPrice.com.



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John B. (215)
Friday September 28, 2012, 5:42 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the Christian Science Monitor article by Joao Peixe. Interesting research and sounds promising. While it might make refueling at sea easier the fact that the fuel is still a hydrocarbon means that the exhaust will still be polluting the environment. Read and noted.
 

Brian M. (145)
Friday September 28, 2012, 6:33 pm
The military industrial complex will always find a way to turn peace into war.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday September 28, 2012, 6:38 pm

What this article did not say is how they get the fuel from the sea water. If they are using a desalinization unit then excess salt is dumped back into the ocean and means higher levels of salt in the sea water.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 1:02 am
It appears that we will have much more sea water to use as the ice caps melt. It's wonderful that we can find uses for sea water. This may save many and further alternative fuels. We can but hope.
 

Russell R. (87)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:06 am
Thanks Kit - there is always someone that has to put a damper on things, even though, it is a good point, but what about where all the fuel is taken from now?
 

Khadija O (3)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:23 pm
This sounds very promising and is deserving of further research.
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:43 pm
ty
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:30 pm
This sounds encouraging!
 

John S. (297)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 2:44 am
Except water is a closed cycle system.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:43 am
noted, thx
 

Mit Wes (2)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:36 am
Kit, when the jet fuel is burned, it will produce carbon dioxide and water vapor, which will return to the oceans as rain. Annual evaporation from the oceans is about 3 feet, across the globe. This technique won't even make a blip.

My question is, where is the energy coming from ?
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:34 pm
Noted, TY
 
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