I am a chemical engineer in the energy business. I am concerned about the impact of Peak Oil on society, and I am passionate about alternative energy and sustainability. However, I think grain-based ethanol is mostly a boondoggle, and I have testified against an ethanol mandate at the Montana state legislature. I have research experience with cellulosic ethanol, butanol production, and gas-to-liquids (GTL). I am also an advocate for improving science education in the U.S.