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but speed up this "cooking" process to the point where a small mixture of algae and water can be turned into a kind of crude oil in less than an hour. Besides being readily able to be refined into burnable gases like jet fuel, gasoline or diesel ...
Smithsonian.com · 12/31/2013
Department of Energy scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory say they’ve reduced nature’s million year process of turning algae into crude oil to one than takes less than an hour. The engineers created a chemical process that produces ...
Inhabitat · 12/19/2013
The day when planes, trucks and cars are commonly revved up on pond scum may be on the near horizon thanks to a technological advance that continuously turns a stream of concentrated algae into bio-crude oil. From green goo to crude takes less than …
CNBC · 12/22/2013
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A new discovery could let scientists artificially create crude oil in under an hour, accelerating a natural process that normally takes at least a few million years to complete. In nature, crude oil is the product of hundreds of species of algae and ...
Extreme Tech · 12/19/2013
In the PNNL process, a slurry of wet algae with the consistency of pea soup is pumped into the front end of a chemical reactor. Once the system is up and running, out comes crude oil in less than an hour, along with water and a byproduct stream of material ...
Voice of America · 12/18/2013
In the PNNL process, a slurry of wet algae is pumped into the front end of a chemical reactor. Once the system is up and running, out comes crude oil in less than an hour, along with water and a byproduct stream of material containing phosphorus that can ...
Product Design & Development · 12/21/2013
Be excited, Earthlings, because science has a surprise for you. Engineers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have devised a way to turn algae into crude oil in less than an hour. That oil can then be refined into gasoline ...
Gizmodo · 12/18/2013
The goo contains about 10 percent to 20 percent algae by weight ... Wash., explained to NBC News. An hour after being poured into the cooker, gravity separates the crude oil from the water as it flows out the other end. "We can clean up that bio-crude ...
NBC News · 12/17/2013
Researchers at the the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can spin algae into oil. A biofuels company, Utah-based Genifuel Corp., has licensed the technology and is collaborating with an ...
Industry Leaders Magazine · 1/2/2014
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a quick and cheap way to change algae into crude oil. The algae fuel conversion process, called hydrothermal liquefaction, has been around in various forms ...
International Science Times · 1/2/2014

Algae

Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of eukaryotes that are not necessarily closely related and are thus polyphyletic. Inc…
Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of eukaryotes that are not necessarily closely related and are thus polyphyletic. Included organisms range from unicellular genera, such as Chlorella and the diatoms, to multicellular forms, such as the giant kelp, a large brown alga that may grow up to 50 meters in length. Most are aquatic and autotrophic and lack many of the distinct cell and tissue types, such as stomata, xylem and phloem, that are found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine algae are called seaweeds, while the most complex freshwater forms are the Charophyta, a division of green algae that includes, for example, Spirogyra and the stoneworts.
  • Scientific name: Algae
  • Biological classification: Domain
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