Steve Jurvetson: Biology and Energy are Converging & Accelerating (Part 1)

September 29 2008 / by Garry Golden
Category: Energy   Year: 2012   Rating: 4

Steve Jurveston has long been considered one of the most forward looking technology visionaries in Silicon Valley. He is also one of many Silicon Valley investors becoming very interested (and invested) in the convergence of biosciences and the energy industry. Jurveston sits on the board of Craig Venter’s new company Synthetic Genomics which hopes to tap the power of synthetic biology for energy production.

In this 6 minute ZDNET presentation clip from AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference held on September 10-12th, 2008, Jurvetson explains the implications of accelerating changes in biology, genetics, and synthetic biology to the future of energy.

Accelerating changes in biology and cleantech
The future of biology is likely to converge with other industries like energy within the next 10-20 years. Bio energy is very complicated subject with enormous potential to change how we produce biofuels, hydrogen and bio-material feedstocks. But it is also in its early ‘hype’ stages of development and we need framers who can eloquently describe how these changes in biology and genetics might someday change energy.

Fortunately for us – Steve Jurveston is one of those visionaries who can explain this convergence of biosciences and energy.



Video embedded from ZDNET

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