The headline to this article is misleading, to say the least, and I’m late to the party here, but it’s still an interesting development. Next up: tanks that run on human waste.
Source: www.proudtobeafilthyliberalscum.com | Original Post Date: April 12, 2014 –
Surf’s up! The Navy appears to have achieved the Holy Grail of energy independence – turning seawater into fuel:
After decades of experiments, U.S. Navy scientists believe they may have solved one of the world’s great challenges: how to turn seawater into fuel.
The new fuel is initially expected to cost around $3 to $6 per gallon, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, which has already flown a model aircraft on it.
So, what this really means is that the nuclear reactors powering the ships will also power the equipment that makes this fuel, because conservation of mass/energy. It’s not displacing fossil fuels in other ways, it just means they don’t have to carry it around with them, but can make it as needed. Still interesting.