Where Does Oil Come From?

In spite of some popular misconceptions, oil doesn’t come from dead dinosaurs. In fact, most scientists agree that oil comes from creatures the size of a pinhead. These one-celled creatures are called diatoms.  Follow this link to The Paleontological Research Institution for an interesting treatise on the subject.
With the recent push for alternative energy, the basic fact is that we will never be free of our dependency on oil. As far back to ancient times, before crude was discovered, oil was used. It just came from different sources like olive oil and in later times whale oil. Crude oil has more uses than powering our automobiles. Is is the essential component for many of our pharmaceuticals, plastics, and fertilizers.
Sustainability is not really that complicated if we just follow the laws of nature. Emulating the process that the diatoms create crude oil, agricultural waste (biomass) can be converted to fuel. Agriculture residues result from crop harvesting and processing. They include rice husk, bagasse, sugar cane tops and leaves, groundnut shells, cotton stalks and mustard stalks. Forest residues result from logging and wood processing. They include small trees, branches, tops and un-merchantable wood left in the forest.

A new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, states bio fuels have the potential to replace over 50 percent of the global demand for gasoline by 2030.  Furthermore, only 17.5 percent of the agricultural residue would be needed to overcome the global economy’s dependency on crude oil, the report believes.

EXAIR’s core competency is energy conservation in the form of conserving the use of compressed air. Our products are engineered to more efficiently perform blow off, cooling, vacuum, and non-contact ejection with less compressed air than conventional systems.
Give one of our application engineers a call 1-800-903-9247 to see how you can save the planet and use less compressed air.
Joe Panfalone
Application Engineer
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