Many states, if not all agricultural crop states pay farmers per acre NOT to plant it with food crops. (look up CRP, CREP or WHIP) So why not use land to produce our own fuel?I don't get the advantage: if competition for food stocks is the issue, what's to prevent farmers from planting these non-food crops instead of food crops, therefore lowering the amount of land available for food production? Seems to me the only "green" biofuel so far is recycled WVO biodiesel. If you're growing for fuel, regardless of if it's soy, canola, or this crop, you're still taking food cropland out of production. I think that's the appeal of algae, since in theory it can be done on the chimneys of power plants.