At Esquire: Alien Oil


For Esquire‘s May edition, an in-depth feature on the implications of new synthetic hydrocarbons, including interviews with Dr Craig Venter, and Vladimir Koutcherov. An excerpt

We’ll have to get used to thinking of oil as a renewable, low carbon energy source. The difference is this oil is harvested, not excavated.  Oil will be something you’ll create in a back garden, next to the composter and bonfire pile.  Kids will brew up some diesel for their school project. There will be huge implications for military strategy and foreign policy…

It’s not online so you’ll have to buy a copy: £4.25 from all good newsagents.

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