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Venture capitalists want waste - really

Dan Brunskill
Wed, 06 Jan 2021

Venture capitalists want waste - really
Dan Brunskill
Wed, 06 Jan 2021
Sean Simpson, the brains behind Kiwi biofuel company LanzaTech, is in Chicago describing the economy as a cherry tree.The tree’s blooms are celebrated as a symbol of spring and renewal, he said. But when the season turns and the cherry blossoms fall to the ground, no-one thinks of it as waste.Instead, the blossoms which lay a pink carpet are almost immediately reabsorbed into the ground as insects and microbes break down the wealth of abandoned nutrients, creating an input that feeds the cherry tree for its next season of ludicrously abun...

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