Ethanol — A Gasoline replacement — maybe
I’ve long supported the idea of home-grown fuel. I know it’s not as efficient, but I think it would be well worth it. And who would we rather be paying $60 a barrel to? The Saudis, the Russians, the Venezuelans, or the Nebraskans? (Yes, I know it would really end up being Archer-Daniels-Midland, but you know what I mean…)
Mr. Completely has much more so go read.
As for the energy required to turn corn into motor fuel, I have one word for you: nookyoulerr.