Synthetic Fossil Fuels

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Synthetic Fossil Fuels
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“Man-made oil, coal, and natural gas”
Requires High Energy Chemistry, Gene Splicing
Leads to Doctrine: Air Power, Organic Superlubricant
Weapon Missile Launcher
Ability Fungicide Tanks
AI priority
Conquer: 1, Discover: 0, Build: 2, Explore: 4
Fossil fuels in the last century reached their extreme prices

because of their inherent utility: they pack a great deal of
potential energy into an extremely efficient package. If we can
but sidestep the 100 million year production process, we can corner
this market once again.

—CEO Nwabudike Morgan,
Strategy Session

The extreme efficiency with which the neural net fungus managed Planet's vast ecosystem kept extensive deposits of organic material from forming over the epochs. Because of this lack, the fossil fuels known on Earth never developed, forcing early colonists to rely on less efficient alternative sources of energy. However, advances in Advanced Subatomic Theory and Gene Splicing finally allow scientists to short-circuit the eons-long process, providing them with the Synthetic Fossil Fuels needed to build advanced vehicles and machinery.