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Experimental Scania bus runs on French winery waste

A test Scania now runs local routes with wine ED95 in its tanks

A test Scania now runs local routes with wine ED95 in its tanks.

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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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Alaska Airlines flies passengers using wood-based biofuel

The isobutanol blend used cellulose from logging industry waste wood.

Alaska Airlines isn't the first to use biofuel, but it's the first to use it from this source.

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The US Air Force will bake its jets to kill corrosion-causing microorganisms

Yes, the Air Force built a fighter-jet-sized oven.

How to kill rust-causing germs: take one F-16, drop it in a huge oven, bake at 180 degrees until tender.

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Emissions from ethanol production may be way worse than we thought

NOx levels, which were part of the VW scandal, may also be key in ethanol production pollution.

Math is hard.

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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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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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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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Solar and clean-energy jobs easily outpace oil sector

US government perks, UN measures help expand green-energy employment.

Green-energy job numbers are growing a lot faster than employment in the oil and coal industries.

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EPA proposes small increase of ethanol in fuel supply

Will it blend? That is the question.

For 2017, EPA calls for 18.11 billion gallons of biofuel to be mixed in gasoline and diesel. But it shouldn't affect you at the pump.

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VW and Shell study seen as obstruction to EU emissions goals

A study launched by VW and Shell looks to biofuels as a better way to achieve climate goals. Others see it as an attempt to block fuel-economy targets.

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Drones will help scientists find the best plant for biofuel

The machines will speed up intel gathering on researchers' crops.

The latest idea is to send drones up to scout out the best location to plant sorghum for biofuel production.

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2016 is the year of the solar flight pioneer

The Eraole and the Solar Impulse 2 are setting records under harsh conditions.

French pilot Raphael Dinelli will fly solo across the Atlantic using solar power and algal biofuel. Two Swiss pilots are circling the world on solar power alone.

Trump says Cruz will destroy Iowa's ethanol industry

Donald Trump Links Ted Cruz To Big Oil As Caucuses Start In Iowa

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump attacks second-place Ted Cruz over ethanol in a state that makes 30% of all the biofuel in the US.

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Paris climate deal will finally reveal military emissions levels

US Military Could Pursue Exemption

The Paris COP21 deal could force the US military to reveal just how much carbon it emits each year, painting a better picture of America's overall emissions.

Donald Trump targets Ted Cruz over ethanol, ties to Big Oil

Trump: "If Ted Cruz Is Against Ethanol, How Does He Win In Iowa?"

So far, Ted Cruz has been spared Donald Trump's attacks against his Republican opponents. Now, the gloves are off on the topic of ethanol.

EPA increases amount of biofuel in US gas supply in new RFS

The EPA is boosting the amount renewable fuels in the US gasoline supply despite opposition by an unusual alliance.

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USDA will install a lot of new biofuel pumps in the US

More Than 5,000 New Pumps Planned

USDA announces plan to nearly double the number of biofuel pumps across the country with $100 million in grants to match state-level and private funding.

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