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5 Ideas for Biofuels That Will Change the Energy Conversation

Posted: 07/13/11 04:10 PM ET

Some Girl Scouts say palm oil in their cookies are leading to deforestation. Cookies, schmookies, the real question is: should we could we put palm oil in our gas tanks? What about algae-based oil? Or the old standby, corn? Planet Forward brings you 5 ideas from our members who think they've found a new way to start our engines.

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In some states, ethanol accounts for 10 percent of energy supplies. This biofuel, derived from corn kernels, is joining gasoline at the pumps, but is also taking food off the table and raising prices for corn-based products.
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