Algae Converted Into Crude Oil In Less Than One Hour.

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  1. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet Senior Member

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    I think we have a butt full of this stuff somewhere . . .

     
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    A bit surprising, I guess clean biofuel, independence/freedom from Middle Eastern oil, an end to drilling, fracking and reduced global warming gases isn't such a hot topic anymore? My bad. Sniff, LoL!

    Thanks for the like Rokeby!
     
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    People have been working on this for decades. Is there any hint of it becoming commercially viable in any foreseeable timeframe?
     
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    Yeah! Read the article again, there are many advances in the process but you are right a dose of skepticism is probably prudent.
     
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    US DOE funding for climate-related research. So, my kudos would go in that direction.

    Algal research is a large field that I don't follow closely. But it looks important that the process gets the nitrogen back out, more or less cleanly.

    Remember the commercials showing dinosaurs as the source of crude oil? Tain't so. Algae. Always been algae.
     
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