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The creation of "corn" biofuel for the Kyrgyz Republic "Tomahawk" was announced in the laboratory of Los Alamos (USA)

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The creation of "corn" biofuel for the Kyrgyz Republic "Tomahawk" was announced in the laboratory of Los Alamos (USA)

In the United States, a major program is ongoing, the goal of which is the creation of alternative fuel for missile weapons. In particular, the program provides for the creation of effective biofuel for cruise missiles. Tomahawk rocket engines are used in Los Alamos’s American laboratory as a prototype for testing the alternative fuels obtained.


The publication Popular Mechanics came out with a material that talks about creating a special type of fuel in the said laboratory. We are talking about fuel, the creation of which uses corn biomass (corn bran). At the same time, the full composition of fuel for rocket engines is kept secret.

Representatives of the research group note that they have been given the task of obtaining fuel that could be used in a rocket and at the same time not have hydrocarbon components.

From the material:

As a result, fuel can be obtained from America’s most plentiful crop, bypassing foreign sources.

Today Tomahawk cruise missile engines (CR) are powered by JP-10 jet fuel, which is a hydrocarbon mixture. The new "corn" fuel is said to allow the rocket engine to develop equivalent JP-10 power.

The new jet fuel is produced as part of the ethanol production process on corn feed. In the manufacturing process, alcohol by-products are used. As noted, this improves the efficiency of processing corn biomass.

From the material:

With the advent of a new type of fuel based on renewable raw materials, JP-10 prices could fall by 50 percent. Also, new fuel will create new jobs.

In the laboratory of Los Alamos, the use of “corn” fuel is also considered as the basis for the operation of aircraft engines.
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  1. Theodore
    Theodore 25 May 2020 18: 38 New
    16
    From Khrushchev would be envious! belay
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 25 May 2020 18: 45 New
      +1
      Here presses, even on fuel for rockets save. )))) One can see very bad things.
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 25 May 2020 19: 21 New
        10
        environmentally friendly and harmless rockets arrive
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 25 May 2020 19: 30 New
          +4
          And during the blast, they will endow all the audience with popcorn)))
          1. Mitroha
            Mitroha 25 May 2020 20: 51 New
            -4
            The peculiar cynicism of this world:
            More than 820 million people on Earth are starving. At this time in another place, trying to replace the fuel from hydrocarbons with fuel from food.
            People should definitely be excluded from intelligent species.
            1. Maikcg
              Maikcg 26 May 2020 14: 49 New
              0
              If you look cynically-pragmatically, then if you feed these 820 million, then very soon one and a half or two of their descendants will require food.
              1. Mitroha
                Mitroha 26 May 2020 16: 22 New
                0
                Yes, but it is unlikely that such rationalism will please you if you fall into the number of those millions who have to die of hunger.
                And if you look absolutely pragmatically, then the funds that are spent on weapons around the world, you can feed the population of the whole globe without straining
            2. val43
              val43 26 May 2020 15: 08 New
              -2
              Are you ready to eat corn bran?
              1. Mitroha
                Mitroha 26 May 2020 16: 19 New
                0
                Are you ready to die of hunger, but do not eat corn bran?
                Grandmother told how sunflower cake was considered a treat during the war.
        2. PAVEL PYHTEEV
          PAVEL PYHTEEV 27 May 2020 16: 16 New
          0
          with a nuclear warhead)))
      2. SSR
        SSR 25 May 2020 21: 17 New
        +2
        Quote: marchcat
        Here presses, even on fuel for rockets save. )))) One can see very bad things.

        Well comrade, it’s not so simple along the way.

        When 1 liter of ethyl alcohol is burned, 34% less energy is released than when the same volume of gasoline is burned. It turns out that if you refuel a car with fuel containing ethanolato, fuel consumption will inevitably increase up to these very 34% -

        The mattresses invented some kind of additive along the way, if the efficiency remained the same. Although there is already not quite gasoline used.
        Well, there are many other nuances. We must try to dig deeper, maybe even the infrared trail decreases as the alcohol burns out all without leaving a trail of hot roughly soot.
      3. RUSS
        RUSS 26 May 2020 06: 19 New
        -1
        Quote: marchcat
        Here presses, even on fuel for rockets save. )))) One can see very bad things.

        China 10 years ago made fuel from rice for rockets
  2. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 25 May 2020 18: 46 New
    +9
    Oh, oh .... We have been producing a new type of fuel for a long time! laughing
    Some of the potatoes, some of the bread, who cleanly expels pure moonshine ....
    So the technology - alas - is not new .... And about the cost .. Well, so on any homemade cheaper than the state!
    But at the same time in what position they are!
    At the same time, the full composition of fuel for rocket engines is kept secret.

    And according to the recipes, we can also arrange an educational program!
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 25 May 2020 19: 02 New
      +2
      Quote: KOT BYUN
      Some of the potatoes, some of the bread, who cleanly expels pure moonshine ....

      And one of the sawdust and chicken droppings wassat 100% natural product!
    2. Sergey39
      Sergey39 25 May 2020 20: 25 New
      +8
      They will now fly missiles on the Bourbon. Also a secret to me.
      Moonshine corn.
    3. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 25 May 2020 21: 10 New
      +4
      Ostap Ibrahimovic Bander Bay already arranged for them. On horse feed.
  3. poquello
    poquello 25 May 2020 18: 48 New
    +4
    Even with the Americans it’s not so, then they try to feed the soldiers with cockroaches, or they put corn into rockets
    1. Marconi41
      Marconi41 25 May 2020 21: 01 New
      +3
      Quote: poquello
      Even with the Americans it’s not so, then they try to feed the soldiers with cockroaches, or they put corn into rockets

      Yes, good. They will load mamalygu and fire into the rocket. The main thing is to keep this rocket away from the hungry, otherwise they will devour it.
  4. Well done
    Well done 25 May 2020 18: 50 New
    +3
    Have you started corn? It looks like oil shale energy is a real kirdyk. At this rate, "tomahawks" will soon be flying on peanut butter.
  5. tlauicol
    tlauicol 25 May 2020 18: 57 New
    17
    The Swedes ran their rbs15 and gripen biofuels, and the Yankees ships - nothing works. It is not clear what the benefit is ..
    Misha, swamp with crooked firewood, we will make a turn.
    1. Svetlana
      Svetlana 25 May 2020 19: 22 New
      +3
      It is not clear what the benefit is ..


      The devil is hiding in the little things. They will not be written about in the open press.
      .
      In Gauges, if my memory serves me, not hydrocarbons are used either.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 25 May 2020 19: 49 New
        +6
        Quote: Svetlana
        In Gauges, if my memory serves me, not hydrocarbons are used either.

        What do you think? Fruit syrup? laughing Regular aviation kerosene, like the Americans. Can be dehydrated and with additives. This raises a question. Is alcohol not a hydrocarbon? On the other hand, how much "biofuel" is needed for "tomahawks", well, 500, well, 800 tons, for everyone. And because of this, all the cheese is boron? Besides, I doubt that the calorific value of the "new fuel" is higher than that of the existing one based on kerosene. Even space rockets fly on it and do not "buzz".
        1. Svetlana
          Svetlana 25 May 2020 21: 07 New
          +3
          It was not in vain that I warned: "If my memory serves me." The memory has changed. Yes Caliber flies on hydrocarbon, I was wrong here. But now he does not fly on "ordinary aviation kerosene". It flies on synthetic fuel called Decilin-M.
          .
          Oh yes .. alcohol is not a hydrocarbon. Remember school chemistry lessons. What are hydrocarbons, what are alcohols, sugars, esters and other.
      2. thinker
        thinker 25 May 2020 20: 07 New
        +3
        In the open press, so explain -
        the cost of JP-10 can be significantly reduced by about 50 percent, reducing the current price of $ 27,50 per gallon to $ 10,70 per gallon. So our Tomahawk fuel supplies will be more reliable and more economical.

        https://www.lanl.gov/discover/publications/national-security-science/2020-spring/tomahawk.php
    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 26 May 2020 12: 10 New
      0
      The fact that when oil on the planet runs out, those who have already switched to alternative fuels will remain on track, while others will have problems
  6. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first 25 May 2020 19: 00 New
    +4
    Greta Thunberg did her best! Now rocket fuel will not emit CO2. She will be pleased. Here's another hint to her that the explosion of an explosive also forms carbon dioxide. Maybe then the Americans and Europeans will not equip the Tomahawk warhead with explosives, only the kinetic effect.
    1. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 25 May 2020 21: 13 New
      +2
      And how is combustion without CO2?
      1. Peter is not the first
        Peter is not the first 26 May 2020 06: 29 New
        0
        And this is so that when this fuel is burned, an amount of СО2 equal to the amount that the plant absorbed from the atmosphere during its growth is released. Zero balance of dioxide.
        1. +5
          +5 26 May 2020 09: 53 New
          0
          Og, but it itself grew ... without chemical fertilizers, without mechanization ... in which CO2 is emitted, God forbid.
          Yes, and the plants suddenly ... breathe !!! .... Brazilian forests are approximately zero in terms of CO2 balance.
          And the fact that CO2 emission is bad is a hoax for drank and delirium.
  7. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 25 May 2020 19: 00 New
    0
    At the same time, the full composition of fuel for rocket engines is kept secret.

    Wow! Who would have thought!
    Probably Coca-Cola is being untied ...
  8. knn54
    knn54 25 May 2020 19: 02 New
    +4
    "Got it" instead of bourbon fuel.
    Although always at hand, that's only with the "service" can sleep.
    1. keeper03
      keeper03 26 May 2020 11: 03 New
      0
      Let Jack Daniel run the season! wassat
  9. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 25 May 2020 19: 05 New
    +1
    Alternative sources are always needed, so why not corn?
    There, it seems, they learned to get hydrogen from air. There is enough air on Earth for now.
    KR in the air? That doesn't sound bad, right? The whole planet is a tank.
    1. Horst78
      Horst78 25 May 2020 20: 20 New
      +2
      The Germans in WWII tried to put generators on submarines. Seawater is separated into hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen fuel, oxygen for life support. The oceans are a tank. I didn’t seem to go into practice. Imagine such a submarine? Even before nuclear reactors, one could walk for months under water.
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 25 May 2020 20: 35 New
        0
        Technology is moving forward, maybe someday they will.
      2. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 25 May 2020 22: 40 New
        +1
        If you are talking about the Walter engine, which is on low-water hydrogen peroxide, then the hemorrhoids engine turned out to be. Then, until the end of the 40s, we and the states tried to finish it, and in the end they abandoned this hopeless case.
    2. +5
      +5 26 May 2020 09: 56 New
      0
      Does she grow stupid? Or is it sown, fertilized, processed, harvested? And all these processes plow on oil and gas
      1. val43
        val43 26 May 2020 15: 31 New
        -2
        So it is already sown, fertilized, processed, harvested. They also process it. That in the process of processing inevitably remains part of the product, unfit for anything, even to whom pigs. I understand that they are trying to use it as a basis for fuel.
        1. +5
          +5 26 May 2020 15: 42 New
          -1
          Nuuu ... then either this is a breakthrough or you misunderstood or they lie :)))
          For what is not suitable for anything to adapt to the generation of fuel is not clear how ... fuel from cellulose?
  10. Alien From
    Alien From 25 May 2020 19: 05 New
    +1
    Very similar to the local striped cut ....
  11. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 25 May 2020 19: 06 New
    -7
    in Russia, complete stagnation ... at best, the achievements of the USSR are used ... but sports are flourishing ..
    1. Andrea
      Andrea 25 May 2020 19: 21 New
      +1
      What is the stagnation? And do the States always start all their developments from scratch?
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 25 May 2020 21: 08 New
        +2
        Straight! And they do not disdain to steal the achievements of the USSR. hi
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 25 May 2020 21: 11 New
      +2
      Which woodpecker with stoned logic decided that using the achievements of the USSR is bad and LOW? We use our achievements as we want. Continuity. Anestent?
    3. iouris
      iouris 25 May 2020 22: 06 New
      +1
      Quote: Pvi1206
      best practices of the USSR are used

      Everything has already been used - open package number 3.
  12. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 25 May 2020 19: 10 New
    +6
    Death-carrying cruise missile with the prefix "eco"
  13. Andrea
    Andrea 25 May 2020 19: 19 New
    +4
    Now the implementation of "democracy" will be environmentally friendly! The victims will have nothing to show, because they are being given "democracy", and even environmentally friendly!
  14. GMM
    GMM 25 May 2020 19: 42 New
    +2
    The news may look comical, but it is worth recognizing an indisputable fact - the Americans are developing, researching, conducting scientific work, looking for new ways of development, and working out various technologies.

    And now it’s really worth remembering what they say about the impossibility of producing something technically complex - there are no technologies, experience has been lost, there is no scientific and engineering base, etc. etc.
  15. Voltsky
    Voltsky 25 May 2020 20: 02 New
    -1
    Creation of “corn” biofuel for the Kyrgyz Republic “Tomahawk” announced

    Mmmm ...
    I’m embarrassed to ask, what is this nonsense ?! Get out of the feces of the norms of biofuel muddy, if that. In some cases, ethanol is used, what's so fabulous ?!
  16. Military77
    Military77 25 May 2020 20: 22 New
    +4
    Quote: Vasyan1971
    Some of the potatoes, some of the bread

    And if vodka were not driven from sawdust, then we should have 3-4-5 bottles!
  17. rocket757
    rocket757 25 May 2020 20: 27 New
    0
    What for? Is it really profitable or does someone have food / feed excess / will?
  18. GMM
    GMM 25 May 2020 20: 28 New
    -7
    Everyone who turned on the Petrosyan regime probably does not understand elementary physics, namely, rocket fuel is the most high-energy element of a jet engine to obtain traction and acceleration through a chemical combustion reaction.
    It is real how much the states have moved in the development of new types of fuel that they were able to get such a huge efficiency out of corn.
    If everything was as simple as some people write here, then what prevents us from launching missiles with cow molds instead of expensive and extremely dangerous components.
  19. lopvlad
    lopvlad 25 May 2020 20: 32 New
    0
    The new "corn" fuel is said to allow the rocket engine to develop equivalent JP-10 power.


    It’s very similar to a new effective method of cutting the ever-growing US military budget. Yes, and most importantly for modern missiles it’s flying further and faster, which means you need fuel that will allow you to give out more power than existing.
  20. Charik
    Charik 25 May 2020 20: 37 New
    0
    everything goes to the fact that nafig nobody needs oil
    1. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 26 May 2020 02: 58 New
      0
      Yes, yes, yes, exactly, and very soon. From corn whiskey to cold fusion, and then ...... Well, I don’t even know. In short, as in the old song.
      Soon very soon
      We will build a city
    2. +5
      +5 26 May 2020 10: 01 New
      0
      Well, yes, corn grows by itself ....
  21. Maks1995
    Maks1995 25 May 2020 20: 45 New
    0
    Plain noodles. It’s about one laboratory with its experiments ...

    In general, they wrote, 15-30% of fuel in America in the form of biofuel. More often as supplements in the usual. Vrenya, no, I don’t know.

    So in the form of an experiment - approx. But in reality - purely for the media ....
  22. Prisoner
    Prisoner 25 May 2020 21: 03 New
    0
    Now "bourbon" means they will fill up. Then ours will look for a way to take control. "Take demons alive!" (C) laughing
    1. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 26 May 2020 03: 00 New
      +1
      There, flood your Alconauts.
      The axes are already flying weirdly now, but imagine how they would do it at Hank.
  23. Vlad Malkin
    Vlad Malkin 25 May 2020 21: 17 New
    +1
    Nikita Sergeevich in a coffin will turn over from such messages!
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 25 May 2020 21: 31 New
      0
      Yes, even let the propeller spin. hi
  24. Prisoner
    Prisoner 25 May 2020 21: 30 New
    +4
    "... A breakthrough in biotechnology. Vladimir breeders have developed a new horseradish variety, which promises to become a strategic raw material for medicine, astronautics and the defense industry. Scientists obtain a substance from the root of this plant that is necessary for the treatment of cancer and the creation of rocket fuel ..." ( from) laughing Back in 2003. Have Americans decided to respond to Russian horseradish with Indian corn? laughing
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 26 May 2020 02: 52 New
      0
      Quote: Captive
      scientists get the substance needed to treat cancer and create rocket fuel ..

      It was recalled, the distributor of Herbolife: everything can be done with this environmentally friendly shampoo. Wash your hair, wash things, brush your teeth! repeat
  25. DDT
    DDT 25 May 2020 21: 53 New
    -1
    Do not be afraid of Urus-aka! Fill your missiles with cottonseed oil with increased efficiency.
    Signature: Uzbeks who love you.
    1. pmkemcity
      pmkemcity 26 May 2020 07: 43 New
      -1
      Quote: DDT
      Do not be afraid of Urus-aka! Fill your missiles with cottonseed oil with increased efficiency.
      Signature: Uzbeks who love you.

      Come off from Klava ... Uzbek!
      1. DDT
        DDT 26 May 2020 12: 07 New
        -2
        What, it’s hard when your hoodies ... well, you understand, the sensational headlines that you’ve already gotten so easily can be turned into the very one from where you print all such articles? In the Russian Federation, the professional level has fallen so much that you can’t even file propaganda that has been launched from above and approved in its normal form?
  26. vkd.dvk
    vkd.dvk 25 May 2020 21: 58 New
    +1
    Or I completely forgot the chemistry course (since 1962 I didn’t hold textbooks in my hands), but assigning complex alcohols to non-hydrocarbon fuel is perhaps illiterate. According to Mendeleev’s formula, the energy of ANY fuel can be calculated in three seconds.
  27. vkd.dvk
    vkd.dvk 25 May 2020 22: 10 New
    -1
    Quote: Horst78
    The Germans in WWII tried to put generators on submarines. Seawater is separated into hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen fuel, oxygen for life support. The oceans are a tank. I didn’t seem to go into practice. Imagine such a submarine? Even before nuclear reactors, one could walk for months under water.

    Experienced submarine on hydrogen peroxide. This crap, when connected to water, heats up to 400 degrees, and the turbine turns the screws. The problem with cooling and reliability, thank God, could not be solved. Torpedoes are preferable, it's easier there. The required resource in minutes is needed. Extremely unstable chemical reaction. At least do not have time to adjust, and an explosion. The whole team is in chemical burns .....
  28. demo
    demo 25 May 2020 22: 13 New
    +2
    Here are crazy ideas overwhelmed by American heads.
    Why corn?
    And rape, and wheat, and rye, and hundreds of other plants that give alcohols.
    Why fence a garden?
    For the sake of just cutting the budget?
    And how much fuel do these missiles need?
    Let 10000 tons.
    But this is not the amount for which it is worth doing such crap.
    Come to the Russian Federation, to Ossetia, there are alcohol plants.
    True, not all.
    Take and chase alcohol.
    Just kidding

    Something is wrong here.

    If calorific value would increase, then I understand.
    And so it was changing to soap.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 26 May 2020 07: 24 New
      +1
      Looks like they have a "corn" lobby organized in the Congress. laughing
    2. Maikcg
      Maikcg 26 May 2020 14: 53 New
      +1
      In 2011-12, the United States was the main supplier of corn to China, covering almost 100% of the country's imports, 5,1 million tons. In 2017-18, when the trade war between China and the United States began, shipments of American corn fell below 10% of total imports (0,3 million tons).
      1. demo
        demo 26 May 2020 15: 18 New
        0
        Those. decided to process all unsold corn into ethanol?
        Then it is necessary to transfer all vehicles to alcohol, like Brazil.
        Missiles alone cannot be used to process excess.
  29. Klingon
    Klingon 25 May 2020 23: 12 New
    +1
    so joke! Green cruise missile wassat
  30. comradChe
    comradChe 25 May 2020 23: 39 New
    0
    As Kozma said: “Behold at the root!” And our affairs are lousy.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 26 May 2020 07: 13 New
      0
      Does that mean you grow horseradish? lol
  31. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 26 May 2020 02: 48 New
    0
    The creation of "corn" biofuel for the Kyrgyz Republic "Tomahawk" was announced in the laboratory of Los Alamos (USA)
    After the victory repeat in the oil war, it's time to switch to biofuels. Where is the logic, brother? Ah,: new technologies ..... fool:
  32. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 May 2020 07: 11 New
    0
    Well, and the people are wondering why striped Ukrainian lands? It turns out that everything is much more prosaic, but what are we doing, and we are doing nothing, we just grow corn. fellow
  33. Hypatius
    Hypatius 26 May 2020 08: 29 New
    +1
    It is strange that they have just started. Almost all gas stations in the US sell gasoline with 10% bioethanol content. Formula 1 and 90-100%. In Brazil, back in the 80s, the "corn workers" switched to cane ethanol (rum?) Octane number = 113. This is pure alcohol, and probably also decided to muddy it with the tops of the stretch.
    To paraphrase Gorchakov: "America is focusing." A commercial, they will concentrate and tell the world: we don't need anything from you, you can keep the dollar for yourself, but we have a new dollar lol
  34. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 26 May 2020 10: 17 New
    0
    Americans won't be the first anyway! Escho in the civil war (although, in my opinion, it started here and there back in WW1 ...) Auto "canals" on alcohol and, even, on cognac! If the "era of biofuel" begins in the near future, then reconnaissance aircraft will have to install gas analyzers and determine the nationality of military units by smell! Americans have bourbon; the British have "scotch"; Poles on stark; Serbs on brandy; Turks - on mastic; Russians, on a semi-hot spot ... the French will settle down more cunningly (!): they will have a choice (!): like diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene now ... it will be like this: cognac, Armagnac, Calvados ... I already "envy" our ,, in the Foreign Legion! drinks
  35. APASUS
    APASUS 26 May 2020 22: 31 New
    0
    Only Americans can care about producing fuel from renewable sources to kill a person .................. what's going on in your head