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Growing fuel...

Honestly it hasn't been super pragmatic in the past but check this article out!

For those of you who don't want to go read the article here's a quote:

"...deliver approximately 33,000 gallons of algae oil per acre per year. As a comparative, food crop such as soy bean will typically produce some 48 gallons oil per acre per year and palm will produce approximately 630 gallons oil per acre per year. In addition, the Vertigro Bio Reactor System is a closed loop continuous production system that uses little water and may be built on non arable lands."

Thanks to julzerator for pointing this out.

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Well, they just finished developing the first ever recycleable fuel cell as well. It can be charged via sunlight and a full charge lasts as long as 5 days. Granted it didn't mention how much power it drew during that time. However, fuel cells will be the way to go, why bother with crops?

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/exploration/mmb/lunar_fuel_cell.html