Here's a sampling of green-tech news, with quick commentary.
- Poet in buyout talks with other ethanol producers--Associated Press
The largest ethanol maker eyes down-on-their-luck ethanol makers and their plants, which Poet's CEO calls "stranded capital."
- VeraSun receives buyout offer--The Des Moines Register
VeraSun, which earlier this month, confirms it is in buyout talks, with Poet the most likely acquirer.
- Merrill Lynch Research calls cleantech the sixth technology revolution--press release
Steven Milunovich goes from hardware hot shot to Wall Street analyst looking for the "Google of clean tech."
- Think's electric car is here, but bring your wallet--Greentech Media
Greentech Media does the math on upcoming electric city cars, pointing to how expensive car batteries are going to be.
- Four of six cellulosic ethanol demonstration projects still on track--Biofuels Digest
Report card on status of DOE-sponsored projects for making ethanol from nonfood feedstocks.
- Capture carbon dioxide out of the air--The Future of Things
Research on an "air scrubber" that takes trace amounts of CO2 out of the air efficiently for storage, potentially underground.
- Duke Study looks into green job growth in U.S.--press release
Duke University finds direct link between low-carbon industries and more employment for traditionally blue-collar workers.
- Cleantech Group predicts shakeout, long-term growth--Cleantech Group
Clean-tech market watchers predict a shift to quality in the downturn.
- Oree lights up with $4M for credit-card-size LEDs --Earth2Tech
Energy-efficient lighting seems to be an area in clean tech that continues to attract funding.
- Engineering: Suddenly sexy for college grads--BusinessWeek
Columnist claims engineering is cool again while finance is passe. Given the in clean tech, I hope he's right.
- Eric Schmidt speaks about solutions for energy security--Google Public Policy Blog
Eric Schmidt tells the story of how he made the business decision to invest in efficiency and renewable energy at Google.