24p/litre is the cost of the cheapest vegetable oils sold for cooking.
Rapeseed and grapeseed oils can be had for those sort of prices. It's a
viable fuel *if* the Chancellor can get his thumb out of his butt. I
suspect that the truth is that the government (any government) really
doesn't want to see alternatives to petroleum being used on a large
The main headache is that world vegetable oil production is at present
about 0.5% that of petroleum production. There's some hope for
improvement though, Malaysia produces about a third to a half of the
world's vegetable oil as palm oil. With that sort of productivity it
sounds entirely possible that tropical countries could supply the
world's energy needs. It may be a way of bringing aid to places that
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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