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Scientists Turn Algae Into Crude Oil In Less Than An Hour

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  1. fuzzy_corleone

    fuzzy_corleone Regular Member

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    http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ide...rn-algae-into-crude-oil-in-less-than-an-hour/

    Wow this is quite impressive. So what do you guys think?

    Can this technology, if implemented on a wider scale, calm our peak oil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil) fears?


     
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    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    We have found a way to run out of algae now! YAY!
     
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    I sure hope so! Call me cheap... but I am all about saving money, even if it's a few dollars!!
     
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    Destroying a natural, essential part of the world's life-cycle to damage the world itself even further with big industries' irresponsible use of crude oil. Great discovery.
     
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    i highly suspect this is the only time we hear about this discovery as all those multibillion dollar oil companies will burry this very very deep
     
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    For the money and energy wasted in converting algae to oil it is not productive at all.
     
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    I agree with you 100%...they've got enough money and power unfortunately to do whatever they want really. They'll bury this thing asap. I'm so tired of these companies being able to manipulate the market/people so easily, but that's a whole different topic lol
     
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    How are we going to run out when we can massively produce it? :eek:

    In the article:
     
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    Great news. Alternately if we had more efficient engines, we could less pollute the weather. There is hope, but they need funding to produce it in a mass scale. Look at this too!
     
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    How can I investing on this company. Hope to be earlier adopter.
     
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    1 kg of raw chlorella cost 5-6$ kilo wholesale. For turn it into a product that is worth 0.7$ liter max, you should be crazy or.... scamming for investment found.
     
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    It's a step forward. Overtime we always find ways to make things more efficient, productive, time and cost effective.

    Here's another interesting video you might want to watch:

     
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    I think there are WAAAAAY better alternatives to oil or even "green energy".

    Developing these alternatives is one of my many goals. :cool:
     
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    In other news, two scientists found dead at the bottom of a dumpster truck.
    No witnesses were found.
    ...

    This stuff gets buried every time. Think of what the consequences would be to oil companies.
    Just because they wear a suit to work doesn't mean they aren't capable of unspeakable things.

    Society is messed up.
    And anyone trying to uncover it immediately gets called a "nutjob" and a "conspiracy theorist"...

    I'm no environmentalist, but I know they aren't wanted either:

    Among the documents lodged with the New York court was a 1994 letter from Shell in which it agreed to pay a unit of the Nigerian army for services rendered. The unit had retrieved one of the company's fire trucks from the village of Korokoro - an action that according to reports at the time left one Ogoni man dead and two wounded. Shell wrote it was making the payment "as a show of gratitude and motivation for a sustained favourable disposition in future assignments".

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jun/08/nigeria-usa

    It happens all right in front of us.
    ..
     
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    Goodbye Maryland. My sadistic relatives sure will be pissed lol.
     
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    Using the oceans algae to create crude oil with would have a devastating, catastrophic and irreversible affect on the worlds eco-system.

    Bad idea!
     
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    So instead of investing in clean energy we have found a way to destroy the planet faster.

    GG world.
     
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    Big oil will evolve when it's ready. Step back and look at what ultimately depends on crude.
    There's a lot of futuristic windmils across Texas. When they fought to put them up they badazzled Texans that their electric bill would be cut in half. Now, 80% of them can't milk a cows tit but they are fun to watch burn up.

    Here's a little story
     
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