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The End of Big Oil

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The Navy has developed a method of making Jet 5 fuel from hydrogn and co2 extracted from sea water. The goal is to let navy vessels to make their own jet fuel without having use refueling ships.

The price range projected is 3 to 6 bucks per gallon

http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-rele ... ea-concept

This could be independence from oil producing countries if commercialized
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Goat wrote: The Navy has developed a method of making Jet 5 fuel from hydrogn and co2 extracted from sea water. The goal is to let navy vessels to make their own jet fuel without having use refueling ships. The price range projected is 3 to 6 bucks per gallon This could be independence from oil producing countries if commercialized
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Goat wrote: The Navy has developed a method of making Jet 5 fuel from hydrogn and co2 extracted from sea water. The goal is to let navy vessels to make their own jet fuel without having use refueling ships.

The price range projected is 3 to 6 bucks per gallon

http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-rele ... ea-concept

This could be independence from oil producing countries if commercialized
I read the article and the comments after the article. I agree with some of the commenters that the purpose of this is likely not to try and remove dependence on Big Oil, but rather to allow aircraft carriers to use excess nuclear power to create fuel on board for aircraft. If the process actually works, then it probably takes a bunch of electricity to drive it. There's no free lunch. However, there might be a convenient snack of producing on board fuel rather than relying on supply ships. It's probably a lot easier and more cost effective to waste excess nuclear power creating liquid fuel rather than try to convert existing fighter jets to run on batteries.

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