Aside from private business, the US Navy has also tried salt-water as a source of fuel. The logistics required to refuel Navy vessels while at sea can be very costly, and also pose a national security threat to sailors on the sea. The amounts required are staggering:
“In Fiscal year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S. Navy fleet, delivered nearly 600 million gallons of fuel to Navy vessels underway, operating 15 fleet replenishment oilers around the globe.”
Salt-water energy would therefore revolutionise the way that the Navy works.
“In close collaboration with the Office of Navel Research p38 Naval Reserve program, NRL has developed a game changing technology for extracting, simultaneously, CO2 and H2 from seawater. This is the first time technology of this nature has been demonstrated with the potential for transition, from the laboratory, to full-scale commercial implementation.” – Dr. Heather Willauer
So while this car does not exactly run on salt water, rather ionised storage packs, it is certainly a promising invention. The fact that it has been approved for use on European roads does sound promising. If the technology does come into action it would be a real game changer. I for one will be watching closely.
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