How Open Source Biofuels Will Change Phoenix and the World

by Brad Biddle

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Petroleum fuel and biofuels like ethanol are made and distributed under a highly-centralized cathedral model. The right model for fuel production is the bazaar - highly-distributed community-based production, using local, environmentally-friendly inputs. We are developing an algae biofuel demonstration plant based on open source principles. Well enable communities in developed and developing countries to cheaply create fuel for vehicles and cooking fires, and create food and clean water. Our (modest) goals: end the dominance of Big Oil and Big Agriculture, clean our air, dramatically improve our local economy, end smoke death (2nd leading cause of death in developing countries), and end world hunger.

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