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Life Forms that Feed on CO2 Are Next Step for Genome Mapper

cimg17812.jpgCraig Venter, who mapped his own genome and jump-started the biotechnology business, announced this week that he is turning his attention to the creation of fourth-generation fuels — life forms that feed on CO2 and generate methane fuel as waste. The challenge, according to Venter, is not in creating the organisms to consume CO2, which already exist, it is extracting the CO2 in quantities large enough to create a fuel supply. Venter presented his ideas this week at the influential Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference. You can watch his presentation at this link.


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Carol Gulyas is a leader in the renewable energy community in Illinois, where she serves as VP of the Board of the Illinois Solar Energy Association. Recently she co-founded EcoAchievers -- a provider of online education for the renewable energy and sustainable living community. She spent 18 years in the direct marketing industry in New York and Chicago, and is currently a teaching librarian at Columbia College Chicago. Carol grew up in a small town in central Indiana, then lived in the Pacific Northwest, Lima, Peru, and New York City. She is inspired by reducing energy consumption through the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building technology.


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