FACTBOX-Key facts on biodiesel, ethanol

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Sept 29 (Reuters) - Minnesota on Thursday enacted a law requiring the state's diesel fuel to be comprised of 2 percent biodiesel, part of a drive in the United States and elsewhere in the world to encourage the use of "green" fuel. Here are some key facts about biodiesel and ethanol: * Biodiesel, which works in any diesel engine, is a clean-burning fuel derived from any fat or vegetable oil. About 90 percent of U.S. biodiesel is made from soybean oil. It takes roughly 7 pounds (about 3.2 ...

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