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US experts have found out how to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater. Then, using a catalytic converter, they transformed them into a fuel by a gas-to-liquids process. They hope the fuel will not only be able to power ships, but also planes.
“For the first time we’ve been able to develop a technology to get CO2 and hydrogen from seawater simultaneously, that’s a big breakthrough,” she said, adding that the fuel “doesn’t look or smell very different.”
Drawbacks? Only one, it seems: researchers warn it will be at least a decade before US ships are able to produce their own fuel on board.
“Basically, we’ve treated energy like air, something that’s always there and that we don’t worry about too much. But the reality is that we do have to worry about it.”
US experts have found out how to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater.
And the GW people will be thrilled we have a way to make more CO2...
reply to post by interupt42
I think the process consumes a lot of energy
“We’ve demonstrated the feasibility, we want to improve the process efficiency,” explained Willauer.
reply to post by Grimpachi
If we remove it from the ocean and put it back into the atmosphere it does not seem neutral. But I do not know enough about the process to be an expert...
Like: H20 + CO2 -> CO2 & H (& possibly O as well?) - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...