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South Korea currently uses a whopping 0.5 blend of biodiesel in its diesel fuel. Take heart, biodiesel lovers; the energy ministry said on Friday that by 2012, that percentage will skyrocket to, um, three percent. If you - like others - thought five percent by next year might be the new standard, sorry.

If you can get past the fishy-sounding claim that "drivers of all gasoline cars will have to use biodiesel-mixed gasoline in the future" (I think saying biodiesel can be mixed with regular unleaded is a translation error), there's good information to be gained from this article on the global move towards biodiesel as it's playing out in South Korea. Seems like Korea's new law that requires all diesel to be at least B0.5 (yes, half a percent of biodiesel in the diesel fuel), is drawing fire from