|Joule Unlimited's panel system containing diesel-producing cyanobacteria (click for larger image).|
I have to admit, this sounds too good to be true. Assuming that this process indeed works, there are still many questions. How much infrastructure is required? Are the organisms really this efficient? Do they really only require not much more than sunlight, carbon dioxide and water? How robust are the organisms? What is the true amount of EROEI?
If this process works as claimed it would indeed by revolutionary. Which would be appropriate, since the company is located in Massachusetts. Take that Texas!