I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
Life got to be about more than just solving problems.
I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side.
It's obviously tricky to convert cellulose to a useful biofuel. I think actually the most efficient way to use cellulose is to burn it in a co-generation power plant. That will yield the most energy and that is something you can do today.