Minnesota law boosts use of 'green' fuels in U.S.


By Christine Stebbins CHICAGO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Minnesota on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require that diesel contain a portion of biodiesel, a clean-burning fuel made largely from soybeans, part of a worldwide drive to encourage use of "green" fuels. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the legislation as Americans faced soaring gasoline prices, which topped $3 a gallon in many parts of the country after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita stalled production at the U.S. Gulf Coast. ...

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