U.S. Scientists Convert Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour

By Tim Radford – U.S. scientists trust they might have burst one of a good biofuel conundrums. They have incited a thick soup of algae into a brew of wanton oil, gas, H2O and plant nutrients in reduction than an hour. That is, they have taken 60 mins to do what Nature does—at good pressures and temperatures—over millions of years.