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Biodiesel may be booming again

The Los Angeles Times recently dropped in on Glenville, Minn., where the SoyMor plant has started up again. The paper says plants across the nation are ramping up thanks to a federal tax credit and renewable energy mandates. An industry trade group says production could break records this year.
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The Los Angeles Times recently dropped in on Glenville, Minn., where the SoyMor plant has started up again. The paper says plants across the nation are ramping up thanks to a federal tax credit and renewable energy mandates. An industry trade group says production could break records this year.

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