“the raw sewage is placed in a reactor that’s basically a tube pressurized to 3,000 lb/in2 (204 atm) and heated to 660Â° F (349Â° C), which mimics the same geological process that turned prehistoric organic matter into crude oil by breaking it down into simple compounds, only with HTL it takes minutes instead of epochs.”
See Mimicking nature turns sewage into biocrude oil in minutesSee, we don’t need to rely on petroleum as much if we recycle the biomass running through our guts. If we stuck to using oil for lubrication and plastics, we would easily have enough just by recycling. My idea to have an electric vehicle for personal transportation is looking better all the time. It won’t burn any petroleum and will use just a little to lubricate bearings on the motor and wheels.
While the imminent USA election paints a very gloomy outlook for humanity, this news offers hope that we might not destroy the planet for momentary creature comforts.