The Race For New Fuels
with Frances Arnold, Founder, Gevo, Inc.
Fuel, fuel, fuel. Our world runs on it, and today's fuels are awfully dirty. We're in a race now to replace them - those from coal and gasoline - with clean, advanced biofuels and other renewable energy sources. Frances Arnold has been at the forefront of that race, leading a team at Caltech that specializes in synthetic biology - the reprogramming of bacteria DNA to create new 'super-bacteria' that eat organic materials like grass and trees, and convert them to biofuel. She has launched several cutting-edge start-up companies over the past decade, and her most recent one, Gevo, just received a high-profile investment from Virgin Fuels (Richard Branson), and Khosla Ventures (Vinod Khosla). Join us for a presentation on how reprogrammed bacteria are going to change your world.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 - 7:30PM
Official Website: http://hhill.org
Added by klaxon on August 7, 2007