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What’s Your Energy IQ?

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READ THIS SECTION BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO ABOVE If you drive or ride in a car, then you burn gasoline, right? And it's likely blended with some stuff called ethanol. So it only makes sense that you really should ...

Turning Crude Oil Into Fuels

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Have you ever wondered where the fuels that power our vehicles comes from? Or, have you thought about how they turn syrupy black crude into the clear gasoline and fuels that drive our society? Well, ponder no more. Yo...

Technology & Engineering of Pipelines

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Despite how important the refining process is in producing the fuels that feed our society, it’s not worth much if it sits in a huge tank somewhere. It needs to get to the refinery from oil fields and from refineries ...

Crude Oil Cracking & Environmental Concerns

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The first major step (shown in another video) in refining crude oil is fractional distillation where they heat the crude and literally “boil off” the different hydrocarbon chains. This causes the vertical separation o...

Technology & Physics of Refining Oil

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Are you ready to refine that black gunk into gasoline? First, we need to do some cleaning. Because crude oil was deposited in and migrated through sedimentary rocks, it also contains various impurities that it picked...

Decoding the Science of Crude Oil Formation

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To decode the science of crude oil formation we first need to go back in time. Waaaay back! We have to set our geologic clocks back tens and even hundreds of millions of years to a time when ancient seas covered much ...

Life Cycles of Fuels

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The video here and following information are designed as an introduction and companion to the four (4)  lesson activities at the bottom of this page from our educational partners at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Resea...