Even if the SunCell technology and business plan work, ExxonMobil won’t be closing up shop any time soon. It likely will take decades to dismantle the fossil-fuel economy. Also, oil and coal industries’ lobbyists and hired politicians will scramble to find legal and regulatory ways to protect their patrons’ interests.
Still, Mills’ SunCell technology has progressed farther and endured longer than any other advanced technology proposed to supersede fossil fuels. It leads the pack of exotic energy technologies vying to create a green economy.