20,000 gallons per acre per year? That ain’t much.
But if each person could grow 1/6 of an acre that would be 2500 gallons of fuel. That would be enough for you and your neighbor if you ran 20 gallons a week each for a year.
What you talking about Willis...?
Current corn based ethanol is - just guessing - 500 gallons per acre (please correct me here). 20,000 gallons per acre is only 40 time more energy per acre.
Being able to generate 20,000 gallons of say gasoline per acre means that Iowa could produce 717 billion gallons of gasoline per year. Given that the US uses about 400 million gallons of gas per day, that means that one Iowa's area worth of this magic could produce enough gasoline per year to meet our national gasoline usage demands for approximately 5 years.
By the way - haven't seen any date regarding this so won't pull the BS flag just yet - but smell something funny about that much energy being produced on a per acre basis from a biofuel...
At $3 agallon it beats corn.