Magnesium from Sea Can Make Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Cheaper
A lightweight metal that reduces fuel use in cars and planes could be extracted from the ocean through a unique process being developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The process could ultimately make fuel-efficient transportation more affordable and expand the American magnesium market.
PNNL is leading a $2.7 million, three-year project to develop a novel method that removes naturally occurring magnesium from seawater. The project was announced by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, also known as ARPA-E.
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