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The Future of Transportation

Written by metal on Saturday, 21 January 2012.

"Discussion with Riggs Eckelberry and Chris Paine"

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Everyone seems to agree that the world’s transportation infrastructure is way past due for an upgrade. The real question is how? There are two camps on the future of transportation: one of them vehemently believes that electric cars and battery based energy storage systems will rule the day. The other believes that liquid fuel is here to stay – BUT – the type of liquid may be radically different from what we use today. Enter: Algae Fuel.

At this week’s METal Event we will focus on electric and BioFuels. The winner in this alternative energy race will ultimately determine a global, mutli-trillion dollar industry. It will make and break empires.

Joining us will be two world-class experts on the subject at hand: Chris Paine, director of the movies “Who Killed the Electric Car” and – more recently “REVENGE of the Electric Car.” Chis will enlighten us about the reality of EV’s – are they are rich man’s plaything or the true future? Contrasting Chris will be algae fuel expert Riggs Eckelberry. Riggs is involved in a new technology which is being used by the Department of Defense and grown in ponds in the vast Australian desert. Riggs has already made fuel from algae – and sees a lot more of it coming. Dont’ miss this future conversation of technology that is actually happening now.

 Date & Time: January 21st, 2012, 9:30am (this is a past event)
Location: Bergamot Station / Building i
Address: 2519 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosted By: METal International

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