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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Follow the money

A list of energy investments that have been made by Vinod Khosla. In my personal opinion Corn ethanol is a stupid and in fact criminal idea, being touted as the intermediary to Cellulosic ethanol, which is no where near where it should be technologically. This is gives one a clear picture of the people with "long term vision". I dont think that it is an accident that Corn is in the end.Read and think.

1) Cellulosic - Mascoma, Celunol, Range Fuels, 1 stealth startup

2) Future Fuels - LS9, Gevo, Amyris Biotechnologies, Coskata Energy

3) Efficiency - Transonic Combustion, GroupIV Semiconductor, 1 stealth startup

4) Homes - Living Homes, Global Homes

5) Natural Gas - Great Point Energy

6) Solar - Stion, Ausra

7) Tools - Nanostellar, Codon Devices, Praj

8) Water - 2 stealth startup

9) Plastic - Segetis, 1 stealth startup

10) Corn/Sugar Fuels - Altra, Cilion, Hawaii Bio

1 comment:

  1. Corn ethanol is a political phenomenon in the US and Canada, it's currently promoted by Bush and others to please the corn farmers, it has nothing to do with logic or a greener planet. It takes more than 1 liter of oil to produce 1 liter of corn ethanol. Brazilians are more successful with their sugar cane based ethanol, but Cellulosic ethanol is definitively the way to go since it would use the waste of agricultural production!