Excellent piece from the R-Squared energy blog:
To people who follow the energy industry closely, it’s a common occurrence
to come across announcements from companies proclaiming to have developed
the key to the ‘next big thing’ — for solving the world’s energy crisis.
Maybe they say they can take any sort of waste biomass and turn it into
fuel — ethanol, diesel, pyrolysis oil, mixed alcohols — at very low cost.
Or they say they can produce renewable electricity at a price competitive
The layperson reads the news release and is curious: “Is this real?”