2014.06.06【英译中】US Navy Produces Fuel Made of Seawater

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US Navy Produces Fuel Made of Seawater

美国海军成功研发海水燃料


Scientists from the U.S. Navy have finally solved the problem of turning seawater into fuel for its ships and planes.

美国海军科学家终于解决了海水转化舰船及飞机燃料这一难题。 


The idea of making alternative fuel out of water has long been boggling researchers. Now, water-powered engines may come to reality through the “liquid hydrocarbon fuel.” This discovery will help the economy from saving funds spent on fuel.

从海水中提炼替代燃料的想法已困扰科研者多年。如今,液态烃燃料将有望让水力发动机成为现实。这一发现可以节省燃料经费,从而有助于经济发展。


Also, U.S. naval ships are expected to perform better if dependence on oil is gone. Waiting for oil tanker ships slows down and weakens a navy fleet. With the new technology, ships can produce its own fuel without needing a halt to refuel.

另外,如能摆脱对石油的依赖,美国海军舰船将会有更加优秀的表现。期待着油轮的减少以及海军舰队的精减。有了这项新技术,舰船便可以自给自足,无需再停下来补给燃料。


U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Philip Cullom cited the urgency to develop innovative ways to create energy. He added that the need for cheap and unlimited amounts of fuel led to the discovery of liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

美国海军副司令Philip Cullom提出了发展创造能量新方式的紧迫性。他补充道,对价格低廉、无限量燃料的需求导致了液态烃燃料的发现。


Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory produced the fuel by extracting carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater. These substances were then turned into fuel through a gas-to-liquid process using a catalytic converter.

美国海军研究实验室的研究员为制造燃料,从海水中提取二氧化碳和氢气,接着使用催化转化器经过液化反应将这些物质转化为燃料。


The estimated cost of this fuel is three to six dollars per gallon. Scientists have successfully tested the fuel in a model airplane. However, the fuel is yet to be tested on actual ships and planes.

这种燃料的预计成本是每加仑三到六美金。科学家们已经成功地使用航空模型测试了该燃料。不过这种燃料尚未在实体舰船及飞机上试用。


Nonetheless, Cullom considers this technology a huge milestone for the navy. He added that the biggest benefit is that this fuel can be used in the same engines that ships and aircrafts currently use. However, the Navy might take at least 10 years to produce  ample amount of liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

尽管如此, Cullom认为这项技术是海军的一个划时代的里程碑。他表示,这种燃料最大的优势是能够同时适用于时下使用的舰船与飞机引擎。然而,美国海军或许还要历经至少10年时间才能制造出充足的液态烃燃料。

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