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I can’t believe it! Scientists make jet fuel out of bacteria found in soil.
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I can’t believe it! Scientists make jet fuel out of bacteria found in soil.

Recently, a group of scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was able to make jet fuel from bacteria in the genus streptomyces that is commonly found in soil. In 1999, the American Petroleum Institute (APA) released a report that said the Earth's oil reserves could run out anytime between 2062 and 2094. In contrast, a 2019 study from Stanford University's Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) says that the world will run out of oil much sooner, in 2054. Imagine a world where there is no oil and so planes can't fly, jets can't protect the borders, goods can't be shipped, and rockets can't leave Earth. Since oil is used by the world's aviation, shipping, and aerospace industries, running out of it could cause chaos everywhere. Forget about oil running ou...