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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
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
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
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... 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 · 1/2/2014
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 a sense, we are duplicating the process in the earth that converted algae into oil over the course of millions of years. We're just doing it much, much faster." The products of the process include crude oil, which can be further refined into aviation ...
Gizmag · 12/24/2013
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 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
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
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

Algae

Algae is a very large and diverse group of eukaryotic organisms, ranging from unicellular genera, such as Chlorella and the diatoms…
Algae is a very large and diverse group of eukaryotic organisms, ranging 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 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 algae that includes Spirogyra and the stoneworts.
  • Scientific name: Algae
  • Biological classification: Domain
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