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Except in Europe, Toyota has shown little interest in diesel powerplants for anything but the Land Cruiser. Toyota even canceled plans to add a diesel engine to the U.S. Tundra pickup truck. But, a division of Toyota is currently in negotiations with the Philippine government for an investment in a jatropha plantation and biodiesel refinery.

Another Asian country turns its focus to biofuels. While there are a lot of obstacles mentioned in this article from the Christian Science Monitor in the way of Indonesia quickly becoming a biodiesel-powered country, there are also a lot of reasons for it to do so, including the always-a-factor high gas prices, pollution and the high amount of palm oil available in the country. The factors holding biodiesel back include regular diesel's low price (about $1.90 a gallon, thanks to lots of governme

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