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It's no secret that the EPA's mileage rating are not an accurate reflection of how many miles per gallon a car will get when driven in real-world circumstances (i.e., everyday). J.D. Power and associates came out with a study recently that found that not only did hybrids only get about nine more mile per gallon than a comparable standard vehicle, consumers didn't really know that hybrids aren't that much more efficient than their gas-only versions. But why is this? part of the answer lies in the

Think Florida and you think orange juice, right? Well, in the processing of orange juice there is a lot of leftover peel and pulp. These materials are just one of the many sources of biomass for alternative fuels like ethanol available to Florida, according to this article in the Lakeland-area Ledger. Other possible sources include sugar cane, animal manure and yard wastes, which Florida has a lot of since it ranks in the top ten states in agriculture production. The oil rigs off the coast don&r