Past Event

Drop In, Scale Up?

Thu, Oct 6 2011 - 12:00pm

Drop In, Scale Up?

Ed Dineen, CEO, LS9
Alan Shaw, CEO, Codexis
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme

Solazyme’s successful IPO suggests investors are bullish on synthetic fuels made from algae and other sources that can be used in regular vehicles today with minimal technological or behavioral modifications. Such “drop in fuels” have a huge advantage over electric cars because they leverage existing capital investment in cars and distribution infrastructure. But can they really go mainstream and displace petroleum at scale? We look behind the hype at constraints such as water scarcity to assess the potential for running vehicles on advanced biofuels that don’t compete with food.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: Noon program
Cost:
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.