CNBC takes a rare all-access look at how a new generation plans to attack our dependence on oil and how innovation can change the way we fuel our future.
There is an amazing race going on right now around the world to find the fuel of the future. More than three decades after the oil shocks shook America, the United States and the rest of the industrialized world is still addicted to oil. Now, for the first time in a generation, plans to break the black gold stranglehold are closer than ever to becoming a reality.
"Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future," anchored by CNBC's Carl Quintanilla , showcases the bottled promises ready to be unleashed from the Middle East, South America, Asia and here at home. You'll be introduced to more than a dozen potential game changing innovations to power our planet and find out why we're still years away from putting many ideas into practice.
CNBC looks at ways to create new energy sources including a northern California company working to turn toxic emissions into building blocks for tomorrow. Plus, Carl Quintanilla goes one-on-one with the OPEC ministers who say there's no way the world will replace oil anytime soon why some believe we'll be addicted to oil forever.