The unlikely, eccentric inventor turning inedible plant life into fuel

The unlikely, eccentric inventor turning inedible plant life into fuel

Marshall Medoff unveils to 60 Minutes his innovative method of turning plant life into fuel and other useful products

 

You never know who’s gonna be the one with the big idea. History has shown it’s not necessarily the person with the most impressive credentials.

A breakthrough can come from the least expected, perhaps like an 81-year-old eccentric from Massachusetts who toiled in isolation with no financial support for more than a decade.

His focus? A challenge that has stumped scientists for many years – how to transform inedible plant life into environmentally friendly transportation fuels in a clean and cost-effective way…