Plus, with hydrogen you need high-pressure pumps & storage vessels, and to store it really efficiently, cryogenic systems. Bit of a problem on anything smaller than an aircraft carrier.Creating hydrogen from water is easy. All it requires is that you put in more energy than you will get out by burning the hydrogen. Entropy rules!
The US Navy cruises around the world for shipping safety in high risk areas. You should thank them for the 70% of goods you buy getting to America and elsewhere safely. They aren't just pissing fuel away. Plus, a good bit of vessels are nuclear powered so they aren't burning fuel, just water.(for cooling and steam turbines)Hydrogen is not exactly safe to work with. US Navy could save a lot of fuel if they stopped cruising all over the world for no good reason.
Yes, an the war in Iraq was all about getting WMD out of the hands of an murderous tyrant.The US Navy cruises around the world for shipping safety in high risk areas. You should thank them for the 70% of goods you buy getting to America and elsewhere safely. They aren't just pissing fuel away.
I'm not saying they don't get involved in wars, but would that be justified taxpayer money? And they did remove the tyrant at least.Yes, an the war in Iraq was all about getting WMD out of the hands of an murderous tyrant.
(Patched that for you.) Write on, shipmate, I'm with you!The Navy is *not* pissing your tax money down a rat hole - and NEVER has. If it were not for the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, you would be speaking a different language right now. We were out there protecting your ass!
Sorry for the rant,
I agree.. while some things the Military spends money on seem silly, overall the work it does far outweighs the negative aspects of it.
As much as some countries and even out own countrymen loathe our Military, not a single one would not cheer when our ships pull into port after they have experienced some sort of disaster.
It will also reduce the need for the *very* dangerous practice of underway refueling, one of the most nerve-wracking and hazardous jobs going, outside of flight ops and combat.Serious face palm time here.
What they are doing is using available energy from other sources such as a nuclear reactor aboard a carrier to produce jet fuel. A nuclear carrier rarely needs refueling but it is useless without jet fuel. If this works, it means they can use the readily available energy from the reactor to produce the jet fuel.