Fire Marshall Bill wrote:The US Navy is planning to have a fully operational Strike Force running on this product by the year 2016
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In the longer term, we expect to sell our oil directly to refiners, accessing their distribution infrastructure.
What a waste to spend that on the gubmint navy.
Should have had BP do it. They have incentive as a private corporation.
Plus it'll never work. I know algae from growing up in 70's Euclid swimming off E 206th beach and that green stringy stuff will clog up a jet engine for sure.