Cannabis in the Garden of Eden

Titian: The Fall of Man

The Biblical creation story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden can be viewed as a prohibition myth that tells the story of how Eve discovered cannabis, began agriculture, and brought forth civilization. Rather than the fall of man, the Garden of Eden myth can be seen as the fall of the Goddess…

Continue reading →

Marijuana on Wall St., Reggae on Broadway


Marijuana legalization is culture war. From cultural conservatives fearful of losing the war on drugs to counter culture leftists who equally fear their precious herb will be corrupted by the poisoned chalice of capitalism and big business. Marijuana is representative of long standing culture wars and the prospect of legalization has implications far beyond arrest…

Continue reading →

Methanol is a CO2 Utilization Pathway


Methanol has been largely overlooked in the biofuels debate, perhaps that is because that is because it is typically produced from coal and natural gas and is often considered a fossil fuel product. But it is more accurate to think of methanol as a synthetic fuel that can be produced from all manner of carbon…

Continue reading →

Wrightspeed Hybrid-Electric Trucks are the Cutting Edge of Truck Design

Wrightspeed Powertrains of San Jose, CA is a pioneer in developing hybrid-electric powertrains for heavy duty trucks. This next-generation design provides superior power, performance, fuel efficiency, and the lowest emissions for heavy duty trucks that operate in some of the most challenging and fuel guzzling applications. There are many advantages to hybrid-electric vehicles that are…

Continue reading →

Methane Hydrate are a Promising New Energy Source

2015_01_06_flammable ice

Methane hydrates are getting increased attention as a major new source of clean hydrocarbon energy. These enormous deposits of natural gas have never been developed commercially, but research and development has been promising, and expectations are that the gas could begin coming to market within a decade. Known as flammable ice, methane hydrates are molecules…

Continue reading →