The U.S. Navy recently announced that it has successfully flown a plane powered by fuel made from seawater in a process that extracts carbon dioxide and hydrogen from the water and then converts it into a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.
The Navy calls the advancement a ‘game changer’ and plans to run their entire fleet of ships, planes and engines on liquid hydrocarbon fuel within 10 years. It would eliminate the logistics of keeping supply lines and fuel tankers, making each Navy vessel energy self-sufficient….
Will the discovery eliminate the perceived need of wars for oil? There are forces that oppose that idea:
…Per the logic of the once powerful pro-Israel Washington-based neoconservatives, the invasion of Iraq was a belated attempt at regaining initiative in the Middle East, and controlling a greater share of the energy supplies worldwide. Sure, the US media had then made much noise about fighting terror, restoring democracies and heralding freedoms, but the neo-cons were hardly secretive about the real objectives. They tirelessly warned about the decline of their country’s fortunes. They labored to redraw the map of the Middle East in a way that they imagined would slow down the rise of China, and the other giants that are slowly, but surely, standing on their feet to face up to the post-Cold War superpower…