World-renowned engineer and best-selling Colorado author Robert Zubrin will discuss and sign his new book Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil. In this compelling argument for a new direction in U.S. energy policy, Zubrin lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our country and the world- Tattered Cover Book Store
Robert Zubrin is an American aerospace engineer and author, best known for his advocacy of manned Mars exploration. He was the driving force behind Mars Direct—a proposal intended to produce significant reductions in the cost and complexity of such a mission. The key idea was to use the Martian atmosphere to produce oxygen, water, and rocket propellant for the surface stay and return journey. A modified version of the plan was subsequently adopted by NASA as their "design reference mission".
Excellent vision! We need a man who knows a bit about how to live on Mars, to explain how we can live better on Earth.
Question to Zubrin, though: how to guarantee that biofuels are produced in a sustainable way?
Zubrin is on the same track as the guys over at Biopact, which also thinks the bioeconomy presents opportunities for third world countries. Check them out: http://www.biopact.com