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Scientists Find Microbes That Eat Garbage, Excrete Renewable Crude Oil

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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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Scientists Find Microbes That Eat Garbage, Excrete Renewable Crude Oil


www.foxnews.com

To be more precise: the genetic alteration of bugs — very, very small bacteria — so that when they feed on agricultural waste such as wood chips or wheat straw, they do something extraordinary. They excrete crude oil.

Unbelievably, this is not science fiction. Pal holds up a small beaker of bug excretion that could, theoretically, be poured into the tank of the giant Lexus SUV next to us.
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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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Interesting. I wonder what physiological processes are involved that make them excrete this so called oil, and if this oil would actually work in cars.

Unless "synthetic gas" can come to fruition, the gasoline engine is doomed in the coming decades.

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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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I think this is already posted here.



posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 06:54 PM
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The gasoline engine is here to stay.

Oil, just like water, and even you, are part of a cycle.
It's all naturally renewable, it doesn't disappear.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 01:28 PM
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Yep. Oil and coal is the original renewable alternative energy. The planet is always making more coal and oil.

The myth is that it's just the dinosaurs that turned into oil. When the reality is everything that dies eventually has the potential to end up deep underground and turned into oil.

Peat bogs turn into coal.

What these guys are doing might just be replicating what undiscovered deep underground microbes are already doing naturally.

Oil is renewable

A couple of years back a scientist figured out how to take hog manure and vulcanize it and turn it into crude oil too. Stands to reason that biological organic mater that as it breaks down and pools deep underground would go through similar processes.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Critical_Mass
reply to post by el_madmaster
 


The gasoline engine is here to stay.

Oil, just like water, and even you, are part of a cycle.
It's all naturally renewable, it doesn't disappear.






LOL. People said that about the Horse, Buggy, Steam engine and 640k RAM!



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 03:56 PM
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There is an ongoing discussion here:

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 04:27 PM
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I disagree with the theory one poster here that both oil and coal are constantly being renewed. Coal was associated with ancient vast cataclysms involving persistence of earth crust chasms that conducted deep earth heat up to a pile of organic detritus (heaped up forest and ocean debris swept in by vast cataclysmic fire winds) so that smothered combustion occurred forming coal. -I can agree with the other part of the post that oil formation still goes on below the surface. It's a different mechanism. -Peat bogs don't "constantly produce coal." Just study the fossilized remains of intact trees and other forms of life including oceanic, in coal seams. Is that "constant production of coal in peat bogs?" A process as slow and gradual as peat bog-to-coal should leave more uniform deposits devoid of "strange" evidence.




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