Solar oil

Australia, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “Sentinel”.
As Australian oil reserves recede, many scientists are turning to the sun for a solution in the looming energy crisis. In Australia, scientists employed by the Department of Defence have been encouraged by their research in a revolutionary form of oil - solar oil. The oil is obtained from a freshwater green alga (Botryococcus) which has the ability to store hydrocarbons direct from sunlight. Its special properties makes the alga an unusual subject of the plant world, and a possible key to energy alternatives. Photography by Phil Hobson, sound by Ron Townsend and narrated by Roger Newcombe.

Credits

production company

Australia. Dept. of Defence. Public Relations

Duration

00:17:10:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

Appears in

Sentinel

Group of items

Sentinel

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30840

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Aquatic resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Renewable energy sources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Solar energy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Renewable energy sources

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Algae

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Solar energy

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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