Craig Venter, renewable oilman

Brahic, Catherine
July 2009
New Scientist;7/25/2009, Vol. 203 Issue 2718, p25
An interview with genome pioneer Craig Venter is presented. When asked how an algae could turn carbon dioxide back into fossil fuel, he responds that algae utilize carbon dioxide to produce oil molecules via photosynthesis as a method of storing energy. He says that the biocrude from algae would be collected and placed into Exxon Mobil's existing refineries. He mentions that their goal is to replace the oil consumed globally.


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