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Venter is wrong about his claim, that the only way to lower the costs is via getting 5 fold improve in lipids yield. If one reviews the approaches of OriginOil and Solazime it is clear that the answer is to have overall end-to-end inegrated vertical solutions...
I like the idea how agile the manufacturers of electric equipment are ... and how fast the small ( compared to the fossil fuel markets) markets are becoming more and more competitive ...
Finnish forestry cluster has a lot of know-how to attribute to the biofuels production : Gasum claims that biogas is already cheaper than the fossil fuels (note EU / Finnish taxation included ) ... http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fi&sl=fi&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tekniikkatalous.fi%2Fduuniauto%2Fkaasuautoon%2Bbiokaasua%2B%2Bja%2Bhalvalla%2Fa704349%3Fs%3Dr%26wtm%3D-15102011
*** Sooner or latter, the issue will be the Earth's capability to feed 15+ billion people ... One word: algae
Even better solution: Use small nuclear. US navy has done it for decades. See why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6OHHGrVM3g
In most of the Eastern European countries it costs between 300 and 1000 € to convert a regular petrol running car into a gas running one ... In countries like Holland and Germany gas is also very widespread ...
Or directly capturing it from the atmosphere + producing hydrogen from water, which will be as well desalinated. LFTR could make it possible - robust and save design + cheap fuel would justify the additional costs ...
There should be progressive taxation for cars - the more the car consumes hydrocarbon fuels per person, the bigger the percentage of the tax ... If the whole world would have paid 0,001 % of this type of taxes and fuel taxes into one "fusion fund" now fusion would have been reality regardless of the approach ... Now there you have a TED idea ...
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