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http://science-beta.slashdot.org/story/14/04/09/0246236/navy-creates-fuel-from-seawater
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/10266/20140408/watch-u-s-navy-convert-seawater-into-fuel-video.htm
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The U.S. Navy reveals a new, brilliant way to produce fuel -- seawater can now be used to power any vehicle without modifying engines.

Navy scientists have spent years developing the process to take seawater and convert it into fuel, and they were finally able to successfully power a radio-controlled plane in the first test. Such liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being called "a game-changer," since it will allow warships to remain at sea for longer period.

It's a game changer.

It changes the game.

And now the game will never be the same. thumb.gif
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What kind of game are you talking about? Pew pew pew game?
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I'm on my galaxy tab..so im not going to read the source until later.

Water engine/motor has been around for a long time. When a water molecule gets split its oxygen and hydrogen if pure. Perfect for an ignition source.

Salt water? I've never heard about that..not even by those tin hat crazies. tongue.gif

Cost, size and storing the hydrogen was the problem for cars. Your really a rolling bomb compared to gas. Err just saw the video screenshot of the RC plane, that is very small compared to what I was thinking..wow.. I'm building a fpv drone that big, so I'm very surprised .thumb.gif
I watched it, two seperate processes. Make fuel, use fuel. Its not all in one.
Edited by Caldeio - 4/9/14 at 9:02am
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Originally Posted by frickfrock999 View Post

It's a game changer.

It changes the game.

And now the game will never be the same. thumb.gif

I've noticed you really like the term "game changer" as you say it in a lot of your posts... tongue.gif
 
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At least it's the Navy we're taking about, not some hippy in a youtube video. Those "free energy" people make me rolleyes.gif
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hey, they didnt try to make it sound like perpetual motion.
plus in my book, this will be awesome.
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Reminds me of Oblivion.

Wonder what the Oil giants will do about this new fuel....... it's the Navy so they can't really use scare-tactics on them lol.
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If they are making jet fuel for $3 - $6 a gallon...they could probably make diesel fuel cheaper then what we pay at the pump in most places of the world. Jet fuel is basically super high grade diesel fuel, correct? Or is it more akin to Kerosine?
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Reminds me of Oblivion.

Wonder what the Oil giants will do about this new fuel....... it's the Navy so they can't really use scare-tactics on them lol.

They are falling down laughing.

To take seawater and convert it to fuel will take more energy then it can produce. You can not make more energy with less.

The whole point of fossil fuels is the energy that produce them was spent millions of years ago so it seems to be "free to us" fuel.

Getting it out of the ground, refining it, and using it produces more energy then it consumes.

So it is really not a game changer.

It will still be easier to just take solar panels, produce hydrogen from water, and burn that in your cars.

It can be used for long term storage, but honestly, it is not that great.
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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

Reminds me of Oblivion.

Wonder what the Oil giants will do about this new fuel....... it's the Navy so they can't really use scare-tactics on them lol.

They are falling down laughing.

To take seawater and convert it to fuel will take more energy then it can produce. You can not make more energy with less.

The whole point of fossil fuels is the energy that produce them was spent millions of years ago so it seems to be "free to us" fuel.

Getting it out of the ground, refining it, and using it produces more energy then it consumes.

So it is really not a game changer.

It will still be easier to just take solar panels, produce hydrogen from water, and burn that in your cars.

It can be used for long term storage, but honestly, it is not that great.

Well, if they have a nuclear reactor generating power that is sitting idle most of the time then they will have power to waste. They aren't burning the fuel in cars...they are burning it in battle cruisers and such.

Though I can't see why a land based nuclear plant couldn't be set up to make the fuel as well without the all the cons of solar power. Sure, we will put more energy in then we get out, but it would not require all of our vehicles to be made electric so we could make use of the nuclear plant more directly.
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