Game-Changer: U.S. Navy Turning Seawater Into Fuel (Video)

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The US Navy has developed a radical new fuel made from seawater.

They say it could change the way we produce fuel – and allow warships to stay at sea for years at a time.

Navy scientists have spent several years developing the process to take seawater and use it as fuel, and have now used the ‘game changing’ fuel to power a radio controlled plane in the first test.

The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as ‘a game-changer’ because it would allow warships to remain at sea for far longer.

The US has a fleet of 15 military oil tankers, and only aircraft carriers and some submarines are equipped with nuclear propulsion.

All other vessels must frequently abandon their mission for a few hours to navigate in parallel with the tanker, a delicate operation, especially in bad weather.

The ultimate goal is to eventually get…

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One thought on “Game-Changer: U.S. Navy Turning Seawater Into Fuel (Video)

  1. Reporters are so silly. What is funny is the article does not mention where the energy to produce the fuel would come from.

    If that process works with sufficient efficiency, in sunny weather it should be possible to use solar cells to produce fuel. Nonetheless, the solar cells and the fuel factory would take up lots of space on a ship and interfere with its combat function. So I have my doubts this idea will get rid of tankers and nuclear powered ships.

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