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State to test biodiesel quality in Portland

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Pumping in Gas - BiodieselThe Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Next month, the Oregon Department of Agriculture plans to begin testing biodiesel sold within the Portland city limits to ensure the fuel meets quality standards.

Dirty biodiesel can clog fuel filters and cause engines to run inefficiently.

"It is a huge concern for the (fuel) industry right now," Rick Wallace, senior energy analyst for the Oregon Department of Energy, said. "They want to make sure they're getting good product out there."

The City Council on Wednesday agreed to grant as much as $140,000 to the department's Measurement Standards Division to hire a new staff member and to pay for other costs associated with the testing. [Read Full Article]

July 29, 2007 - Oregonian

Information from: Daily Journal of Commerce, http://www.djc-or.com/

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