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A fuel that can burn without any modifications to the existing engines of passenger fleets around the world.

This fuel comes from one Canadian firm, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and an American one, Applied Research Associates (ARA). And while biofuels often comes from corn or soybean oil, this comes from a less familiar oilseed that can grow well in poor soils.

Brassica carinata is technically in the mustard family, but many members of the brassica genus (group of species) are better known as leafy vegetables such as cabbage and cauliflower.

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The land is often let sit for a period to allow it to recover after a crop has depleted it, often by planting nitrogen fixing plants to aid the process. After they are done they're unused portions are plowed under to return more nutrients to the soil for the next food crop.

Are these nitrogen fixing? Not unless they're genmods because cauliflower requires a rich soil and fertilization to grow well. Cabbage also requires good soil that is also well drained.

The problem with most all these plant-based biofuels is that in order for enough to be produced for a real impact they end up removing croplands from food production. Look at the situation with corn based ethanol and what it did to thd price of foods.

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My big problem with biofuel is I don't think it's a good idea to burn our food sources.

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