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Seawater could be new fuel for navy ships

Seawater could be used to fuel naval ships, replacing the need for oil-based jet fuel.

Using metal catalytic converters in a reactor system, researchers have extracted carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater, and then converted those gases into hydrocarbon liquid fuel.

This new method could greatly reduce the time that naval vessels take to refuel. Currently this is a lengthy process that involves an oil tanker delivering fuel to a ship which is often located in a remote area or war zone.

The scientists believe the technology could be commercially viable within 10 years.

Read more at Naval Research Laboratory, USA

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