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    Mazda's Endurance Car to Run on Animal Fat

    Dynamic Fuels, an alternative fuel company, has built a 75-million-gallon-per-year facility located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana which can turn chicken, beef, and pork fat into fuels that can be used in cars.

    Its synthetic fuel will be used by the new Mazda6 "clean diesel" sedan at the Daytona International Speedway's Rolex 24hour endurance race next week.

    I wonder how much this synthetic fuel costs compared to normal gasoline. Also, whilst it says that the fuel is low in sulphur, there is no mention as to whether it produces lower carbon emissions.

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    About a year ago, the US Navy paid ~$26/gal for its biofuel.

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    It is interesting to note that most articles that big up biofuels and new biofuel technology, rarely mention the price per gallon.

    I think biofuels really are a waste of time. it will take years for them to be commercially available on a large scale and at a competitive price. Time, and money, would be far better spent researching hydrogen fuel celled cars, or EV's, or alternative, more efficient modes of transport.