Lotus Creates EV/Hybrid Research Group: Following the buzz around the Tesla Roadster and a new deal with ZAP, Lotus has seen the signs and has created a research and development group dedicated to electric and hybrid vehicles – Green Car Congress.
GM Vice Chair Doesn’t Believe in Global Warming and He’s Ok: Following a week of “virtual vitriol,” Bob Lutz says on the GM blog that his opinions on “the concept of global warming” are “immaterial” but that he, and more importantly GM, are dedicated to removing automobiles from the environmental equation – GM FastLane Blog.
Corn Genome to Be Announced: With twice as many genes as the human genome, the corn genome is a tricky bit of deoxyribonucleic acid, but researchers will announce the first draft of the maize genome at the 50th Annual Maize Genetics Conference – Biopact.
Energy Islands, Storing Energy in the Ocean: In response to Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge architects are designing island paradises powered by wind turbines and storing power by pumping ocean water out of the central cove – The Oil Drum.
Newspapers Delivered in Biodegradable Plastic: GP Plastics, the company which makes the bags for The New York Times, has developed a biodegradable plastic bag made of traditional petrochemcials plus an additive – CNet News Blog.