James Fraser at The Energy Blog told us about Penn State’s new method of converting black liquor into DME for biofuel, and Green Car Congress, told us about the partnership which is exploring commercialization.
Tyler Hamilton at Clean Break told us about Vinod Khosla’s big bet on Concentrating Solar Power. Excellent article, especially since Khosla slams half-measures that don’t make a big difference in the global warming problem. He also said, "I think that (enhanced transmission) is absolutely key to all renewables." If I had Khosla’s cash, I’d be putting big private equity money in CSP, too.
Randy Udall, writing for ASPO-USA, analyzed the schizophrenic nature of the National Petroleum Council report.
Larry Greenemeier at Scientific American told us about the Digitized Energy Storage Device, a type of ultracapacitor which may provide hybrid vehicles with power and improved efficiency.
On Saturday, our own Charles Morand got married. In possibly unrelated news, the US markets will be closed for three days.
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