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Lynd 37 (1:31)
Topic(s): Biofuels / Future Transport
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I spent a long time working in this field—I'm
talking over 20 years—when it was decidedly unpopular and viewed as
profoundly unpromising. And so, you know, it's very gratifying to all of
a sudden have— First of all, the world's decided that this
was— is really important and has great potential. At least much of the
world—many more than used to be the case. And in my particular case, many of
the ideas that I spent a lot of time brewing, not alone, but with a relatively
small group of dedicated people—students and a few colleagues all over the
world, are all of a sudden gaining traction.
I'm delighted to be involved in a company which I think it's fair
to say at this point is, you know— it's the new— We're
the new kids on the block and everybody is looking for a rocket that's
going to propel this, you know, to the next level and then some.
I think it's fair to say that Mascoma has received
support thus far consistent with the expectation of a potential rocket and at
this point actually the— we've been given the means to go out and
develop world-changing technology and the ball's in our court. That is
tremendously exciting. I'm grateful to have the chance, because all those
years in the desert, I never quite knew I'd be swimming in water. But at
the same time, we've still got to get to the other side and that's
a great challenge.