How many of you have ever been to Russia? It is a fascinating place filled with fascinating people. While in Russia facilitating an Aspen Global Forum of U.S. and Russian leaders, I visited Nikita Khrushchev’s grave. He lies under six… Continue Reading →
With all the talk about “energy independence” and “Saudi America” going around, you might feel like we are well on our way to solving our energy problems. However, Eyal Aronoff, co-founder of Fuel Freedom, has produced a study that casts… Continue Reading →
Every now and then I will read a White House Blog. They’re sort of a fun read when you’re depressed about the state of the world and the country. The content always somehow reminds me of Gene Kelly dancing in… Continue Reading →
This will be a week for watching Tesla, not only because the company’s stock had soared to new heights but because Elon Musk seems poised to take it to the next level – manufacturing batteries.
Musk has scheduled a conference… Continue Reading →
If finding microbes that can convert cellulose plant material into ethanol is of the holy grails of biofuels, an equally elusive goal is using microbes to make liquid fuels out of natural gas.
Almost everyone agrees that the best way… Continue Reading →
Robert Zubrin is one of those oddball geniuses who prowl around the peripheries of important national issues making suggestions that may seem completely off the wall but on closer inspection are revealed to have penetrating insight.
I first came across… Continue Reading →
According to several well-known writers of blogs and columns, based on a recent study by North Carolina State University, EDV’s (electric cars, hybrids and plug ins) are not all they are cracked up to be. Because they may be powered… Continue Reading →
Even as the ethanol industry is wobbling over the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to cut back on the ethanol mandate in 2014, a new candidate has emerged as an additive to gasoline – butanol.
Virgin Airways founder and CEO Richard… Continue Reading →
Indiegogo, the crowd-funding site normally populated by documentary filmmakers may seem like an unlikely place to try to launch the methanol revolution. But Scott Morris is ready to give it a try.
The Alabama native has experience in driving and… Continue Reading →
I was a bit under the weather this past weekend. I thought it would be a good time to catch up on some reading; something assumedly simple- the relatively recent literature concerning the ability of ethanol, particularly E85, to compete… Continue Reading →