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before gradually morphing into fossil fuel. But when we talk about algae biofuel, we mean the green, renewable and sustainable version, rather than traditional fossil crude oil. The main requirements for making algae
Process And Control Engineering Today · 7/30/2015
By doing that, the algae grows from the nutrients of the waste water. The algae can then be converted into crude oil or renewable fuel. McElroy says his company’s process is unique. A number of people have been successful turning algae into oil ...
WKRG News 5 · ByBill Riales · 7/23/2015
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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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
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
... 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
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

Algae

Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of eukaryotic organisms that are not necessarily closely related and are thus polyphyletic…
Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of eukaryotic organisms 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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