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We have known about this tech for quite awhile now. Could have done it a decade ago and they didn't. I seriously doubt it will change anything. You can poke a hole in the ground and this stuff comes out with its own pressure no pump needed. Why would you go through the trouble of growing and harvesting algae?
edit on 25-12-2013 by Pimpintology because: it's Christmas and I'm too fat to type!
Scientists Turn Algae into Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour[/url]
[…] According to the top marine biologists, the oceans of the world will be rendered devoid of life within two centuries as a result of Fukashima at this rate.
reply to post by wildtimes
Wonder what the big Energy company's think of this. Guessing someone will be getting bumped off as this is a game changer if correct
S+Fedit on 25-12-2013 by ravon300 because: (no reason given)
World wide production of crude oil is 84,820,000 million barrels per day (google) each 'barrel' is a unit of 40 gallons, I believe, just where is that amount of 'crude' going to be produced?
Imagine if every city could just have a factory where they could make their own fuel.
Well, I'm pretty sure this topic is already a thread, BUT that said, it's not new. And usually, it's a negative balance sort of thing in that it takes more energy to reform the biomass into fuel than you get back from the fuel.
petroleum industry can still benefit from the huge reservoir of natural crude that has been stewing and brewing in the rocks over vast periods of geological time.