US Navy researchers announced this week that they have managed to successfully convert seawater into usable fuel for ships and aircraft. To accomplish this, they extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas simultaneously from seawater, and then use a catalytic converter to create fuel that looks (and smells) just like real petrol. Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to Dvice, “The advantages of seawater-based fuel is twofold. First, the ships don’t need to be redesigned in order to use the new seawater-based fuel since it’s basically the same. Second, the ability to create fuel from all that water around aircraft carriers means self-sufficiency. The U.S. Navy envisions aircraft carriers will be able to create their own fuel, as well as fuel for planes. So long oil tankers!”