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    Propel Fuels wants to reinvent gas stations as 'Clean Mobility Centers'
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    Propel Fuels has opened up a refueling station in Fresno, CA, that's much more than just a gas station. It's a "Clean Mobility Center" that offers E85 and biodiesel from local producers along with conventional fuels, letting drivers make their own choices. Yet it's much than a fueling station ...

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    Video: Translogic visits Solazyme, finds algae diesel works well in VW Jetta TDI, navy ships
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    As we learned when we visited last fall, Solazyme is doing some interesting things in its South San Francisco lab. Now, our friends over at Translogic put together a video showing the algae-derived diesel being used in a Volkswagen Passat TDI – as well as getting burned by the US ...

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    New York: BMW 3-cylinder prototype engine sits pretty in 1 Series, will be better in i8 plug-in hybrid
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    The fact that the brand-new prototype three-cylinder, 1.5-liter gasoline engine from BMW finds itself in a 1 Series is almost accidental. Heidelinde Holzer, who works on powertrain predevelopment, powertrain functions and powertrain integration, told AutoblogGreen her team simply took the cars ...

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    Official: Fraudster turned non-existent biofuel into luxury cars, sentenced to 12 years
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    Rodney Hailey, who was in the news last summer for selling more than $9 million in Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) credits for biofuel that, well, didn't exist, has been sentenced to nearly 12 years and six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The RIN fraud ...

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    BioBot will make your biodiesel easy as pie for just $1 a gallon
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    Instead of clogging drains and hurting waste water treatment plants, what if your used cooking oil could power your car? A new device called the BioBot 20 tabletop diesel processor promised to make it easy to recycle cooking oil and convert it into biodiesel, right inside your home. Biodiesel, ...

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    Biofuel RIN fraud not a problem, says RINAlliance
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    If you know what renewable identification numbers (RIN) fraud is, and want to avoid it you a.) are most likely involved in biofuel production or an oil company and b.) might want to hire an auditor. That's the advice from RINAlliance, which has made a strategic partnership with EcoEngineers to ...

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    Video: Biofuel group Fuels America gives snarky Valentine to Big Oil
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    What's this? A yoga woman in seated pose praising oil companies and the billions in profits and huge government subsidies they get saying, with a radiant smile, "That's awesome!" Two oil-drenched birds standing together. One of them chirps, "I love what this oil does to my feathers. They're so ...

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    Official: DOE puts up another $10m for biofuels
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    Those keeping score of the pro vs. against biofuel camps can add another point for the advocates since the federal government has agreed to divert more funds towards the expansion of biofuels. Specifically, the US Department of Energy (DOE) will award more than $10 million to five products ...

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    Report: US 'fiscal cliff' deal extends biofuel incentives, includes support for e-scooters
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    When the US Senate signed off on a budget agreement to (at least temporarily) avoid the so-called "fiscal clif," it stirred up plenty of debate among Democrats and Republicans. It is doing the same among those eying the biofuel industry. Here's how the green vehicle scene shakes out for now, ...

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    Diesel group, biodiesel producers come together in fight against natural gas
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    The fight to be the most popular fuel for commercial trucks wages on between the natural gas and clean diesel factions, with alt-player biodiesel joining forces with the Diesel Technology Forum team. The National Biodiesel Board joined up with the forum to improve diesel's reputation in ...

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    Propel Fuels adding hundreds of biofuel stations soon
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    Propel Fuels is acquiring $21 million in funding to add more than 200 fuel stations in new and existing markets over the next two years, offering more drivers E85 ethanol and biodiesel blends. The company currently sells fuel out of 31 existing retail stations in California and Washington, ...

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    Study: Energy outlook looks bad for biofuels, fuel prices and electric vehicles
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    When the US Energy Information Administration released its annual energy outlook pre-release earlier this month, biofuels industry publication Biofuels Digest was hit with six press releases from the biofuels community in the space of two hours. The final version of the EIA's energy outlook ...

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    Report: Why did a biodiesel train cross US-Canada border over and over again?
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    Biodiesel appears to be a tough business to enter, whether you're talking lawsuits over federal mandates or crackdowns on fraud. CBC News in Canada has investigated a cross-border mystery over biodiesel that thickens the plot. Allegedly, two years ago, biodiesel train shipments (not pictured) ...

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    Report: Nobel Prize winner Hartmut Michel reasons biofuels are a bad idea
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    It looks like one Nobel Prize winner groups biofuels with another, ahem, organic and somewhat odorous material. Prize winner Hartmut Michel, who's the director of the Molecular Membrane Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, has gone on record criticizing the use of biofuels for ...

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    Official: American Petroleum Institute sues EPA over biodiesel
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    In alphabet soup terminology, the API's mad at the EPA, and the RFA thinks it's a bunch of BS. Let us explain. The American Petroleum Institute, in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's ratcheting up US biodiesel production mandates, has sued the EPA, calling the regulator's new ...

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    Official: DOE's new alt-fuel site offers lots of goodies, ways to save money
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    Burn some time, save some fuel. That's the synopsis of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) website redesign, which is geared towards fleet managers and other high-volume, high-mileage drivers. The new site gives the lowdown on five alternatives to ...

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    Cor-Vegge puts veggie oil to the Corvette test at LeMons
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    There might be only one veggie-powered Chevrolet Corvette in the world, and it's part of the 24 Hours of LeMons endurance racing series that showcases $500 beater cars. "Spank," the owner and builder, has pieced together the Cor-Vegge on a a C4 Corvette body, powered by a 1980s Oldsmobile diesel ...

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    Report: Gentlemen, start your engines! B100 biodiesel coming to tractor pulls in 2013
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    Whoever wins the presidential race will likely be pleased to hear this news: farmers (at least soybean farmers) are getting into biodiesel. Soybean farmers, through their checkoff program, are supporting the National Tractor Pullers Association spreading the word about biodiesel among tractor ...

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    Report: US ethanol production falls to lowest level in 27 months
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    US ethanol production for September dropped to its lowest level in at least 27 months, in large part because of plant shutdowns. Ethanol plants produced 983.9 million gallons in September, down 9.4 percent from August. The previous low since the EPA started keeping such records in July 2010 was ...

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    Report: Biodiesel advocates feel respect after feds raise mandate by 28%
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    Brad Albin, president of Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, and Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, were thrilled to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approve a 28-percent increase in the amount of biodiesel that will be mandated for the nation's diesel engine vehicles in ...

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