The press release mentions that the Dept. of Defense is the U.S. largest fuel consumer in the country, with a $9 billion budget for fuel per year. Shaving off as much money (and the burden of transportation) from such a huge amount of fuel seems a good idea. Just think of the weight from armor, ammunition and the guns a regular vehicle has to carry and multiply by ... a lot.
The project is in a design phase, which would lead to a prototype in a not too distant future.
- Altair Nanotechnologies nets $7 million in Defense Appropriations Bill
- Just how much of a difference could efficiency gains make on oil imports? A lot
- Polaris MV800 ATV with Patriot engine uses multiple fuels