The flush toilet so many of us know so well is in fact out-dated technology. That, and the fact that they are “are irrelevant, impractical and impossible for 40 per cent of the global population, because they often don't have access to water, sewers, electricity and sewage treatment systems" is why Bill Gates has offered up cash for their re-invention.
A team of U.S. and Swiss scientists have successfully created technology that can turn solar energy to a usable liquid form of fuel. Researchers say that the method used is similar to the way that plants photosynthesize the sun’s energy to create fuel.
In the final segment of my interview with Catherine Dunwoody, executive director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we discuss the future role of CaFCP, current myths about fuel cell technologies, and the future for fuel cell technologies.
ROBERT GLUCK: What do you see as the future role of CaFCP?
In my third part of my 3 part Q & A with Charles Eggert, CEO of OPX Biotechnologies, he discusses the current state of affairs in the biofuels industry and policy.
ROBERT GLUCK: How do you view the current state of affairs of the American biofuels industry? Biochemicals industry?
In the second part of my Q & A with OPX Biotechnologies' CEO Charles Eggert, he discusses the use of carbon dioxide and hydrogen feedstock, plans for future projects, and converting microbial fuel into jet fuel.