Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla sells tax credits, biodiesel employs more than 47,000 in US
Tesla opens 100th Chinese Supercharger station.
Tesla has opened its 100th Supercharger station in China. Located in Beijing's business district, the opening of the station at the Tesla Experience Center also marks the official kickoff of the Tesla Public Charging Partner Program. Through the program, Tesla hopes businesses like hotels, industrial parks, banks, and other destinations and workplaces to install both Level 2 "Destination" chargers as well as the DC Superchargers onsite. Tesla now has 400 Superchargers at 100 sites around China, as well as more than 1,300 Destination chargers. Read more at Electrek.
Biodiesel employs over 47,000 people in the US, according to a new study. Last year, the use of some 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel yielded $8.4 billion in economic impact, employing 47,400 people and generating $1.9 billion in wages. If all that had been produced domestically, it would have created an additional 21,200 jobs in the US. Biodiesel industry leaders are calling on the government to raise biodiesel requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard to at least 2.5 billion gallons in 2018. Read more from Biodiesel Magazine.
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