Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fastcompany Looks at Energy

Fast Company's "Fast Talk" spotlight pointed at energy. Check it out in this month's Fastcompany.

Coal's Metamorphosis Man: Andrew Perlman of Greatpoint Energy, 32, wants to turn America's coal into what he calls Bluegas--99.5% methane. His company, backed by venture firm Kleiner Perkins, has a demonstration plant in Des Plaines, Illinois, and hopes to offer a commercial product by 2011.

A Shining Biofuel Success: Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Co., 54, a veteran of Chevron and Gulf Oil, plans to increase ADM's focus on ethanol and other biodiesel fuels.

A Heavyweight Contender: Bill Thornton of MegaWest Energy, 52, leads the field operations for MegaWest (OTC:MGWSF), an early-stage startup hunting for heavy oil in the United States, particularly in Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri.

Chevron's Underground Researcher: Don Paul of Chevron Oil, 61, a former research geophysicist who manages Chevron's (NYSE:CVX) R&D partnerships, has teamed up with Los Alamos scientists to use chemistry to convert oil shale into synthetic crude oil.

Preaching Energy Independence: Bishop Kenneth Spears of First Saint John Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 45, exhorted his 4,400-member church to seize the benefits of sitting on top of the Barnett Shale, one of the nation's biggest deposits of natural gas.

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