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Sewer-clogging fatbergs are disgusting, but they can be useful biofuel

Canadian researchers find a new way to transform these monstrosities

Canadian researchers say they've found a better way to transform these monstrosities.

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Trump biofuel policy overhaul to include fewer refinery waivers

A White House announcement is imminent, source said

The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation's renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday.

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U.S. senator asks FBI to probe Trump adviser Carl Icahn over biofuels push

The billionaire called for policies that would have benefited his investments.

Senator Tammy Duckworth cites a potential conflict of interest.

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Finns turn Christmas ham fat into 2,600 gallons of renewable diesel

The "Ham Trick" was a success for clean fuel, wastewater, and charity.

Neste turned food waste into fuel, and turned the proceeds over to charity.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Gas taxes below 20% in 2015, see more of Yosemite in a Tesla Model X

Nigeria needs a lot of biodiesel; FLO charging network expands in Ontario.

This video captures a scenic drive in a Model X. Ontario gets 25 more charging stations. Nigeria needs 634,000 gallons of biodiesel a day. Gas taxes were down from 27 percent in 1990 to 19 percent in 2015.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla kills gray seats, Kentucky biodiesel leak kills fish

Tesla opens up sales to Spain.

It's nontoxic, but biodiesel suffocates fish. Tesla deliveries to begin around the end of Q1 in Spain. ElonsVelvetJacket scooped Tesla's discontinuation of gray seats.

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Recharge Wrap-up: 2017 RFS requirements set, Seattle's hybrid ambulances

GKN Driveline supplies eAxle for BMW X1 plug-in hybrid.

New RFS requirements aren't going to please the oil industry. Seattle cuts emissions with XL Hybrids retrofits. BMW's Chinese X1 PHEV uses GKN Driveline's eAxle AWD technology.

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Recharge Wrap-up: 10-year sentence for biodiesel fraudsters, overhead fast charging EV buses in Luxembourg

Toyota uses addressable TV for Prius Prime ads.

Toyota puts Prius Prime ads in specific households. Biodiesel crime doesn't pay. Overhead system charges buses in minutes.

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Recharge Wrap-up: US importing 800M gallons of biodiesel, Toyota Mirai wins e-Rallye Monte-Carlo

China gives CH-Auto the go-ahead to build electric cars.

The Mayor of Monaco drove one of the three Mirais in the 2016 e-Rallye Monte-Carlo. US industry would like tax credits to favor domestic producers. CH-Auto allowed to build 50,000 EVs per year.

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Recharge Wrap-up: VW Beetle EV? EPA could allow higher ethanol blends

Neste to sell NEXBTL renewable diesel in Finland.

Could the VW Beetle get an EV version with the motor in the rear? EPA wants to make higher ethanol blends more accessible. Neste to sell NEXBTL at Finland fueling stations.

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UCS researcher talks oil, alt fuels, cats in Reddit AMA

Don't worry about running out of oil, the emissions will get us first.

The Union of Concerned Scientists' Dr. Jeremy Martin gives a realistic look at the future of fuels both traditional and alternative.

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Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment

The EPA hasn't released a study on ethanol or any other biofuel in years.

Know what happens when you assume? You make an ass out of you, me, and the federal government.

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The EPA hasn't filed a required report on ethanol and other biofuels in years

We don't know what impact biofuels are having on air quality.

How can the EPA make decisions about renewable fuels if it doesn't have data?

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Recharge Wrap-up: DOE funds Supertrucks II, Orange EV sells terminal trucks

UK is done using palm oil in biodiesel.

DOE announces funding for Supertrucks II and clean passenger vehicles. UK biodiesel shifts away from palm oil. Orange EV offers an electric yard truck.

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Clinton getting advice on changing renewable fuel laws

Trump's been in favor of the RFS, which is big in Iowa.

Hillary Clinton talks to California regulators about how to possibly tweak or overhaul the renewable-fuels standard.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Senators call for more biodiesel, Proterra to deliver 35 new EV buses

Mexico mulls purchase of US sorghum for ethanol.

Senators ask for a 2.5 billion gallon biodiesel requirement. Mexican ethanol producers meet with US sorghum growers. Eight transit agencies order 35 EV buses from Proterra.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Elio presentation, Duke energy funds EV charging infrastructure

Malaysia considers B10 biodiesel again.

Elio outlines its business strategy in a recent presentation. Duke Energy funds EV infrastructure as part of an EPA settlement. Malaysia considers B10 biodiesel blend.

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The Navy's Great Green Fleet might not be so green

Actual biofuel is just 5.5 percent of the Navy's green mix today, compared to 50 percent in 2012.

There are a lot of problems with the US Navy's biofuel blend, one of the service's former captains claims.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Elio unveils E1A, Hyundai UK prices Ioniq

Russia to launch hyperloop project this year; India gets 100% biodiesel bus.

Russia could launch a hyperloop project this December. Hyundai prices and specs Ioniq for the UK. India launches a biodiesel bus route. Elio unveils its E-Series test car.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla sells tax credits, biodiesel employs more than 47,000 in US

Tesla opens 100th Chinese Supercharger station.

Tesla sells tax credits for cash in Nevada. Tesla pushes more Chinese businesses to install chargers. A new study outlines the economic impact of biodiesel in the US.

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