One of world’s largest solar plants plan to produce …You guessed it.. oil

A rendering of the 36 glass modules containing the solar-powered steam flooding system being built in Oman. In a real case of strange bedfellows, one of the largest solar plants in the world is being built in Oman to boil water for use in oil production rather than to generate electricity. The plant, dubbed Miraah […]

NEW ACTS FOR AUSTRALIAN OFF SHORE OIL & GAS

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT REGULATIONS ON OFF SHORE OIL & GAS Friday 27 May 201 Changes to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act — New Inquiry — The House of Representatives Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry Committee will examine five bills introduced to the House on 25 May 2011 by the Hon Martin Ferguson AM […]

PIG MANURE TO FUEL CRUDE OIL

Chemists Get Scoop On Crude ‘Oil’ From Pig Manure Science (June 17, 2008) — After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain about a number of things. Most obviously, “This stuff smells worse than manure,” says NIST chemist Tom Bruno. […]

FOREST WASTE INTO VALUABLE CRUDE OIL FUEL

Bio-Crude Turns Cheap Wood Waste into Valuable Fuel Science (Feb. 4, 2008) — CSIRO and Monash University have developed a chemical process that turns green waste into a stable bio-crude oil. The bio-crude oil can be used to produce high value chemicals and biofuels, including both petrol and diesel replacement fuels. “By making changes to […]

USED VEGETABLE OIL TO BIODIESEL FUEL FOR MOTORS

Chemists Simplify Biodiesel Conversion ScienceDaily (Oct. 8, 2010) — As the United States seeks to lessen its reliance on foreign oil, biodiesel is expected to play a role. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a branch of the Department of Energy, biodiesel “represents a significant energy resource and could someday supply 3 percent to […]

OIL MUNCHING BACTERIA EAT OIL SPILLS IN OCEAN

Oil-hungry microbes aid spill cleanup NEW YORK (UPI) — Among workers involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup will be some very tiny ones, U.S. researchers say — microbes that love to munch on crude oil. One of the hidden stars of the cleanup effort is an oil-hungry bacterium called Alcanivorax, one of […]