Object 14

The Algal Boom

2024, Guelph, Canada

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It made the world go round. It powered cars and planes, sparked wars, made fortunes, and its steady flow was relied on by billions. For two centuries, oil — or more broadly, petroleum — was the lifeblood of the world economy thanks to its high energy density and its ease of transportation through pipelines and on tankers. At its peak, more than ...