Jet-fueled electronics are coming

F/A-18 refueling from a KC-135

Fuel cells may be a practical reality, but there aren’t many choices for the fuel itself — you usually have to rely on hydrogen, which dictates where and how those cells work. The University of Utah may have a clever alternative in store, however. Its researchers have developed a cell that runs on JP-8, a jet fuel used by American warplanes in harsh climates. The cell uses enzymes to turn propellant into electricity without requiring lots of heat or a perfectly clean mixture; it works at room temperatures even when there’s sulfur in the mix, making it far more useful than previous attempts at JP-8 cells.

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Source: University of Utah

By | 2014-11-05T22:00:05+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Android Related|0 Comments

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