The problem here is not the lack of technology, or ideas... its all in the lack of venture capital to get the projects going. Americans don't like "low powered" cars, and want to waste money on cages that weight tons and tons and eat fuel like mad. Look at all the EXTRA corn we grow every year. The government ends up buying the extra from the farmers and destroys it to keep the price up. We could be using this corn to make alcohol based fuels ( like gasahol) or even bio-diesel.... we are very crazy here in the states with all the stuff we waste. Just eat at McDonald's one day...imagine how much crap we would be buried in if everyone ate there with all the packaging and crap. I used to work there, and we could have used all that old up oil we tossed out for bio-diesel....
There is a mechanic here in Cumberland, MD that uses old dirty motor oil to fuel his furnace in his garage... he pumps it through a filter to clean it out first..
Why can't everyone think like us?
Function OVER Form!!!!