posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by FyreByrd
I wouldn't get too excited about this, first off by the boeing guys own admission it has not been scaled up and is at least 5 years away.
Second there are several other companies making very good progress on producing cheap sugar. Theirs is just one approach. Another company doing
something even more revolutionary is Heliobiosys. They are using genetically modified organisms to actually make sugar directly using seawater,
sunlight and CO2. They are very early stage as well. Protero is another company also using organisms that make sugar, but they need freshwater.
Joule is supposedly able to convert sunlight water and CO2 into diesel, and ethanol directly and they are already at pilot stage. Several other
companies are making progress towards cellulostic sugars as well.
Anyway, all I am saying is talk is cheap, it doesn't mean anything till any of these companies are actually producing cheap fuel. I do think it will
eventually happen for jet fuel, and ships anyway, not so sure about cars - if the battery makes a leap forward electric cars are just better.