Monday, January 18, 2010

U.S. Navy to Make Jet Fuel From Seawater Using Fischer-Tropsch Process

I guess if the planet is mostly covered with seawater, we might as well figure out a way to use it. The Navy believes it can take the seawater that covers 70% of the planet and make jet fuel from it.

See seventy percent of the world's underwater

Seventy percent of your body's underwater

Seventy percent of what we live is out of range

We rearrange disorder, but n****z say we strange...

Thanks Boogiemonsters! I don't know if the Navy will be able to succeed in converting seawater to fuel, but if they are successful, then it will be a tremendous breakthrough. Though I can imagine some crazy time a few hundred years into the future when the oceans will be nearly dry and the planet dead, because people didn't believe they could ever use all the water in the seas.

"The U.S. Navy is surrounded by seawater and the Navy needs jet fuel," said Robert Dorner, a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. who works on the technology.

"In the seawater you have CO2 and you have hydrogen. The question is how do you convert that into jet fuel."

The answer, according to Dorner, is a modified version of the chemical reaction known as the Fischer-Tropsch process.

Source: Discovery Channel News

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