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Pea soup algae ready for processing. Courtesy PNNL. Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are claiming success in perfecting a method that can transform a pea-soupy solution of algae into crude oil by pressure cooking it for about 30 …
Forbes · ByChristopher Helman · 1/5/2014
US scientists believe they may have cracked one of the great biofuel conundrums. They have turned a thick soup of algae into a mix of crude oil, gas, water and plant nutrients in less than an hour. That is, they have taken 60 minutes to do what Nature does ...
Responding To Climate Change · 12/23/2013
An hour after being poured into the cooker, gravity separates the crude oil from the water ... In addition to Genifuel, who is collaborating with the Department of Energy on this process, other companies pursuing algae-based biofuel technology worth ...
CNBC · 12/22/2013
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Out of all the clean energy options in development, it is algae-based biofuel that most closely resembles the composition of the crude oil that gets pumped out from beneath the sea bed. Much of what we know as petroleum was, after all, formed from these ...
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
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
The scientists used a process known as hydrothermal liquefaction to convert wet slurries of algae—about the consistency of thick pea soup—into crude oil. The process uses high heat (350 degrees Celsius) and high pressure (20 megapascals) to turn …
EarthSky · ByDeanna Conners · 1/20/2014
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 ...
Biomass Magazine · 12/24/2013
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 …
Yahoo Finance · 12/22/2013
... 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 since the 1970s, but it has always been ...
International Science Times · 1/3/2014