29 Apr '12, 2pm

Is Cool Planet Biofuels too good to be true? | new blogpost #climate

Cheiky does not lack self-confidence. He and his wife, Charity, started Ohio Scientific , one of the world’s first personal computer companies, in 1975, right after he graduated from college. “I was very successful as an early pioneer in the microcomputer era,” he told me. He built an electric car in the early 1990s but subsequently decided that “we would not be able to deploy electric vehicles fast enough to combat climate change.” More recently, Cheiky founded Zinc Matrix Power, which became ZPower , a company that makes small rechargeable silver-zinc batteries for mobile applications. He also started, Transonic Combustion , which aims to dramatically improve the efficiency of the internal combustion engine. Venrock and Khosla Ventures invested in Transonic, and former GM exec Bob Lutz sits on its board. Cheiky is no longer involved in ZPower or Transonic–a sign that he ...

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