Sea Water Will Soon Fuel US Navy Jets
New data from the Naval Research Laboratory finds that sea water could be a viable source of fuel for military planes.
With an eye on sustainable energy efforts and the current $11 billion annual fuel bill for the U.S. Navy, scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have created a process that turns sea water into jet fuel.
While this seems fantastical, the NRL has just released an announcement detailing the transformation process that occurs. Changing from gas to liquid, carbon dioxide is extracted from the sea water, which will produce hydrogen gas. How is this done? Dr. Heather Willauer, a research assistant, explains: