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Navy Demonstrates Fuel From Seawater Production

Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, energy, research, science, seawater, Navy, fuel, environment, NewTechnology )

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A team of US Navy research scientists has developed a method to produce liquid fuel from seawater, using CO2 and hydrogen extracted from the ocean and then processed with a metal catalyst to produce liquid fuel.


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Michael O (176)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 6:57 pm
By Philip Proefrock

As a demonstration of the concept, an unmodified scale airplane has been flown with the seawater fuel.

The concentration of CO2 is about 140 times higher in seawater than it is in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide and hydrogen are the two feedstocks needed to make hydrocarbons. The process relies on "an iron-based catalyst [which] has been developed that can achieve CO2 conversion levels up to 60 percent and decrease unwanted methane production in favor of longer-chain unsaturated hydrocarbons (olefins)." The process is claimed to be the first technology of this type with the potential for commercial implementation.

"The predicted cost of jet fuel using these technologies is in the range of $3-$6 per gallon, and with sufficient funding and partnerships, this approach could be commercially viable within the next seven to ten years."

David F (14)
Friday May 23, 2014, 6:58 am
it WAS reported before, and was already awarded the No. ONE place-of-honor at the top of my thriving collection of ** Dumb * Green * (mind-raping) headLies **


David F (14)
Friday May 23, 2014, 6:59 am
*excellent* reading for anyone with an IQ in the one-digit realm a/o anyone who wants to push hir head deeper into the sand with a big caterpillar !

David F (14)
Friday May 23, 2014, 7:00 am
correction: this ultra-B...$...! WAS already reported REPEATEDLY ...

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Carl Nielsen (7)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 8:15 am
You still need an energy source to get the hydrogen and to run the process.

Howard Crosse (21)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 10:00 am
The article doesn't clearly explain the technology nor what effect the result of burning the hydrocarbons produced (oil and coal are hydrocarbons) will have on the environment. We need to develop ways of using the fuel we have more efficiently rather than concentrating our efforts on how to produce more fuel which will simply pollute our planet further.

Roger G (148)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 11:23 am
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 1:48 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Thoms B (1)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 5:19 pm
Those commies!

Winn A (179)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 6:26 am

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Sunday May 25, 2014, 7:27 pm
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