Sillicon valley legend inspires at CleanTech
A self-described technology optimist, Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures charmed today’s packed theatre audience at the co-located CleanTech keynote. To the delight of entrepreneurs in the auditorium, Khosla rephrased the “energy crisis” as being more of a “technology problem”. He added that the scale of the challenge has opened his eyes to the scale of the opportunity.
“How much risk do we want to take with our planet?” asked Khosla. “Coal is like fast food - cheap and accessible, but hazardous to our health”
Affordable biofuels appear to be Khosla’s big hitter, but nanotechnology remains on the agenda with investments in start-ups such as Nanostellar. The Californian firm has announced that its catalysts could cut diesel emissions by 40%.
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