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4: Biofuels and Blockchain: Beyond the World of Fossil Fuels (feat. Karen O'Brien)

4: Biofuels and Blockchain: Beyond the World of Fossil Fuels (feat. Karen O'Brien)

Update: 2020-09-14
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How do we power transportation sustainably? It’s a tough question driving many exciting innovations all over the industry. In today’s episode Punith and Tom talk with Karen O’Brien, a Sustainability Engineering Manager at Gevo Inc., about the prospect of using biofuels to tackle this grand challenge of the 21st century.



 



Our topics in today’s episode include:



  • The motivation for developing biofuel technologies


  • Using biofuels in commercial aviation


  • Using life-cycle analysis to produce biofuels sustainably


  • The dramatic benefits of biofuels compared to fossil fuels


  • Where additional growth can be seen in the bioenergy space


  • Carbon pricing paradigms


  • And much more!



 



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4: Biofuels and Blockchain: Beyond the World of Fossil Fuels (feat. Karen O'Brien)

4: Biofuels and Blockchain: Beyond the World of Fossil Fuels (feat. Karen O'Brien)

Tom Miller and Punith Upadhya