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CSU Testing Biofuel From Pine Beetle Killed Trees

06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's not exactly turning a sow's ear into a silk purse, but Cobalt Technologies Inc. is aiming to transform pine-bark-beetle-killed lodgepole pines into motor fuel.

A Colorado State University lab is preparing to test the brew from the California startup company in a four-stroke, overhead-valve Honda engine.

The aim at CSU's Engines and Energy Conversion Lab will be to measure the power output and air emissions of the fuel.

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