The great potential for algae to be used as an alternative fuel has long been realized and researched–the trick so far has been putting it into practice.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington have discovered a way to “cook” and process algae into crude oil in less than an hour.
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Since studies have shown that the entire planet will run out of crude oil sometime in the mid-21st century, alternative methods of creating crude oil are necessary, since the transition to electric vehicles won’t nearly be complete by that timeframe.
Algae is a perfect candidate to be transformed into oil, as it’s a virtually inexhaustible resource, and has clean energy potential.
Since we’ll be waiting a long time to see the day when cars no longer rely on oil, we’ll just have to settle for small victories such as these for the time being.
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