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Algae into crude oil?

Algae into crude oil?

Researchers at the US Department of Energy have developed an ingenious method to turn algae into bio-fuel, which then possesses similar properties to crude oil.

The idea isn’t a radically new one, having been around since the early 1970s. It is the first time however, that the conversion has been made efficient as it lasts only an hour and has potential to be furthered on an industrial scale.

This could be a positive development for humanity’s consumption of energy; for now it depends on ever-more intensive methods of fossil fuel and gas extraction from strained sources, in order to satisfy growing population’s needs.

CNBC article

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