13 May '11, 9pm

Making Ford cars from Russian dandelions

, which can make high-grade diesel fuel from the tropical jatropha plant for just $1.40 a gallon. Why aren’t we using it to get away from imported oil? You can’t grow jatropha in the U.S. (it’s a tropical plant, remember) so we’d have imported jatropha. Dandelions, even if they’re Russian, can be grown in the U.S. without a visa. In fact, they’re weeds, right? (Useful weeds; you can make wine out of them.)

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/making...

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