The Gas of the Future?

By: Alex Covert - Published:   Updated: Apr 6 2011 • References: redorbit and en.wikipedia.org
The seeds of the seashore mallow, a flowering herb, may be an alternative to petroleum; acting as a biodiesel source. Why is this newsworthy? This plant is a perennial (that means it comes back every year by itself) and can grow in salty environments. In addition,

"Biodiesel is biodegradable and non-toxic, and typically produces about 60% less net carbon dioxide emissions than petroleum-based diesel."