The article alternately says the energy comes from splitting hydrogen and from xylose. Which? The article says it produces no greenhouse gasses. What happens to the carbon then? The article says it produces more energy than the chemical energy of the components. Uh huh.
People who love animals are the same way. The vast majority love them because they are tasty. An independent group love them because they're animals. Same kind of thing for technology.
"Kid can't read well, we haven't taught him any science in his homeschooling, and by the way I thought school was really boring and a shocking waste of everybody's time." Buy him a chemistry set. He'll find all the elements have one or two character names that are easy to read.
I wrote to ask the author what this would do to, say, having four years of english, four years of science, four years of math, etc. The impression I get is that this is designed for people wanting to go on to vocational schools.
My wife tells me that when the communists took over S. Vietnam, they put loudspeakers on every corner and woke people up bright and early with inspirational commie songs. It's becoming hard to tell the pigs from the men here.