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AddAmerica's obesity problem equals a billion gallons of gas per year

Newsflash: Americans are fat. And no, we're not just big boned. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions over the past couple decades, and as a result diabetes, heart disease and just about every other health issue are on the rise.

AddWill Americans fit into small cars?

The Wall Street Journal just wrote an article asking if coupes are making a come back. Coupes are small, two seat cars (sometimes 2+2). Over the summer, the Journal told us that the last 12 months made up the "year of the crossover." Crossover vehicles are an SUV's body styling on a car frame. Today, I read in the USA Today, car makers are putting cars on a diet, using lighter materials for example. In a recent interview, GM exec Gary White reminisces on the good ol' days of SUVs. Gary said "it

AddAnimal fat biodiesel to top half billion gallons by 2012?

Supply and demand is set to see biofuel feedstock prices climb dramatically if oil prices top the records seen in 2006. At $80 a barrel, the ethanol could bid $5 a bushel for corn, diverting the crops production away from food consumption to powering our vehicles. The same holds true for biodiesel with high oil prices resulting in high soy prices. But soy is hardly the only biodiesel feedstock as we've seen recently, and wholesaling for 60 percent of crude soy oil, tallow and rendered chicken fa

AddWhen sheep fuel your gas tank

If current gas prices are keeping you awake, trying counting sheep. No, really. A company called Australian Farmers' Fuels is converting animal fat into fuel.

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