Roberto Rodrigues on Brazilian agribusiness energy model

Roberto Rodrigues, former minister of Agriculture of Brazil and current coordinator of the Agribusiness Center at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) talks about exporting ethanol to different countries: the biggest importer being Asia. Besides just making ethanol Brazil understands the legislation and technology of ethanol and would like to work with the United States. Off [...]

Roberto Rodrigues, Brazilian economist & farmer

I always ask each person I interview to say their name and title. so when I asked Roberto Rodrigues for his name and title I was more than a little surprised when he said, farmer. Roberto Rodrigues is the former minister of Agriculture of Brazil under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and current coordinator [...]

Volvo’s President & CEO, Frederick Arp, part II

Volvo's President and CEO, Frederick Arp, replaced long-time chief Hans-Olov Olsson. Arp sat down at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and talked about the EU parliament and the Congress of the United States. Is Europe more concerned about using less oil than the United States or is the use of oil commiserate with the [...]

OPEC & alternative fuels on WABC radio

OPEC summit November 11, 2007 - John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the upcoming OPEC summit, the price of oil and gasoline and what the alternatives are for the future.

Abundant fuel sources: Fat and Garbage

Why do we continue to allow OPEC to dictate our future? “Opec yesterday warned western countries that their efforts to develop biofuels as an alternative energy source to combat climate change risked driving the price of oil through the roof” Abdalla El-Badri, secretary-general of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Financial Times, Wednesday, [...]

Seven robots start DARPA’s Urban challenge

Eleven teams qualified for the final day of the urban challenge. Watch as the first seven teams take off out of the starting block. The information was supplied from each team, via the Darpa's website. Odin #32 Blacksburg, VA VictorTango Team VictorTango is the outgrowth of longstanding research and educational program in autonomous vehicle systems [...]

Johan de Nysschen, EVP, Audi of America, on fuel economy

Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President for Audi of America, Inc, talks about CAFE and CARB, both of which are seeking an increase in miles per gallon on vehicles. De Nysschen talks about what it would mean to consumers if they were seriously going to conserve global energy. Would the auto alliance boycott if the [...]

Audi GermanTec day 2007 Powertrain Research

2007 Germantec Day San Francisco, CA Dr. Wolfgang Steiger, Head of Powertrain Research at GermanTec day, 2007, San Francisco, CA discussing current and future automobile fuels. Dr. Steiger talks about Audi's visions of fuel and the standardization of fuels.

Ralph Weyler, Board Member, AUDI AG, discusses Audi’s future product

Ralph Weyler is a  Board Member for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG. We had lunch with Mr. Weyler the day before German Tecday and he took some time to talk to us about Audi's future products and how long before we could get off the dependence of Saudi Arabian oil.

Dr. Wolfgang Steiger at German TecDay SF 2007

Dr. Wolfgang Steiger, Head of Volkswagen Research Power Train, was at the German Tecday in San Francisco, CA. German Tecday was an auto tech day sponsored by the Volkswagen group and Bosch. Dr. Steiger talks about the fact that energy will be ten times as expensive as it is today. Dr. Steiger talks about the [...]