New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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Researchers used reductive etherification chemistry to convert alcohol and ketone substrates derived from microbial carboxylic acids into an ether bioblendstock for use when blended into conventional diesel fuel. Bio-hydrocarbons Co-Optima Diesel Fuels

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ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

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In the test, the cars were not only significantly below the tolerance value of 168 mg/km for diesel cars, which is applied in the road test (RDE method), but also below the current Euro 6 WLTC limit of 80 mg/km. Thus, for Euro 6 diesel vehicles, a NO x limit of 80 mg / km was established for the test bench measurements. Our measurement results show that diesel technology can have a future. Diesel Emissions

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Cleaner fuels have replaced more than 3B gallons of diesel under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been displaced by clean, low-carbon alternatives. Those cleaner fuels will displace millions more gallons of fossil fuels, helping pave the way for California to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2045.

2019 184

Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Fe-MSN catalyzes the conversion of crude microalgal oil into diesel-range hydrocarbons. Creating a bi-functional nanoparticle also improved the resulting green diesel. Bio-hydrocarbons Catalysts Diesel Fuels

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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Now, Argent has switched its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. We decided to switch to renewable diesel once our quality and availability concerns were satisfied. We have noticed that the exhaust appears cleaner and seems less toxic.

2020 358

London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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The trial sought to test whether businesses could carry out the typical daily duties of their diesel-powered vehicles, while maximizing the use of zero-emissions electric-only mode. Designed to deliver pure-electric propulsion, the new van will contribute to cleaner, quieter towns and cities, and reduced running costs for business and operators.

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Mercedes Announces Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

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Diesel may be a dirty word for some but for the major automakers, especially those with a significant presence in fuel-conscious Europe, it commands a lot of importance. One such automaker is Mercedes-Benz, which this week announced it is investing close to $3 billion over the coming years in developing next-generation diesel engines.

Honeywell UOP introduces range of new hydrotreating catalysts; production of cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel

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Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations. Diesel and kerosene hydrotreating.

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CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

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California is set to receive a lump sum of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust following its diesel emission scandal. One diesel lobbying group believes. Diesel emissions Trucks California Volkswagen diesel scandalWith $423 million at the state's discretion, groups are lobbying hard to ensure the funds are used to have an immediate and positive impact on the environment and air quality.

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California adds $72.5M for cleaner diesel trucks, deployment of advanced vehicle technologies

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This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The program has leveraged state funds to provide about $210 million in private financing since 2009 to help truck owners purchase cleaner trucks, exhaust retrofits and truck efficiency upgrades. With this additional funding, the program will continue to support small business truck owners to gain access to cleaner trucks.

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UrbanX Group signs FEED contract with Hyundai Engineering for renewable diesel facility in Bakersfield

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Ltd—an essential step for building the state’s first facility producing ultra-low carbon renewable diesel. The company will produce its XRD renewable diesel from vegetable oil, fats and waste cooking oils through a proprietary process. Bio-hydrocarbons Biomass Diesel Fuels

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Diesel Emissions Engines

REG to supply biodiesel/renewable diesel blend to 12 locations in Nor Cal

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REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel. The patent-pending combination delivers both biodiesel’s excellent lubricity and renewable diesel’s high Cetane and low Cloud Point in a 100% renewable fuel. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Diesel Fuels

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Jaguar Land Rover produces more than 1.5M Ingenium engines; adds new straight-six diesel MHEV to family; fuel cell concept coming

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The UK manufacturer is now adding a new straight-six diesel to the family. The latest addition to the Ingenium range is the six-cylinder diesel engine, which offers enhanced performance, smoothness and efficiency, powering the new Range Rover and new Range Rover Sport.

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Argonne VERIFI researchers applying GSA to investigate combustion engine parameters; seeking cleaner and more efficient engines

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By gaining a better understanding of how these parameter uncertainties affect outcomes, the VERIFI researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Connecticut, are seeking to create cleaner and more efficient engines. In the near future, the VERIFI team plans to run diesel engine simulations of unprecedented scale on Mira, Argonne’s 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Simulation

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Electric cars in UK cleaner than best diesels in summer, not yet in winter

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Although electric cars do not emit exhaust, it's widely recognized that the electricity to charge their batteries often still comes from fossil fuels. This has led to the scrutiny of electric cars to determine whether their overall "wells-to-wheels" carbon footprints exceed those of regular vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines. For most. Carbon Footprint emissions UK England electric utilities plug-in cars charging energy charging infrastructure

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Cleaner electric cars, Mercedes diesel plans, new Corolla hatch, green-car deals: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got our monthly roundup of green-car deals, a first look at a Toyota Corolla Hybrid (that we may not get), an interview with Daimler's CEO, and good news about electric cars—which got even cleaner in the U.S. last year. Again. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An interview with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the Geneva auto. Today in Car News

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5 African nations push for cleaner diesel fuel from European suppliers

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African nations have a very specific problem when it comes to dealing with emissions from diesel vehicles. DON'T MISS: Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little. Because of lax emissions standards, traders import fuel to these countries that is too dirty for sale elsewhere. But now a handful of African nations are taking a stand against this. Environmental emissions energy policy air pollution Africa

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Several states wants far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

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Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and other pollutants. Commercial trucks log much higher annual mileage than passenger cars, especially the semi tractors that haul long-distance freight across the country. emissions EPA California Commercial vehicle Truck

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Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel. REG Ultra Clean Diesel is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation.

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US EPA awards $9.6M in DERA grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. The funds will be used to retrofit and replace old, polluting diesel vehicles and equipment, including school buses, heavy-duty trucks, tractors and port equipment. City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD), Port of Los Angeles received $279,750 to replace four older Tier 2 diesel engines on two tugboats operating in San Pedro Bay, with cleaner Tier 4 engines.

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Mazda Next-Gen Sky-D Diesel: Cleaner Than VW TDI?

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Now, with Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and even Chevrolet slated to bring four-cylinder diesels back to the U.S. For decades, Volkswagen and Audi have held the only options for North American shoppers wanting a highly efficient model with a four-cylinder turbo-diesel—their 2.0-liter TDI engine. within the next couple of years, the playing field is

REG plans to boost Geismar renewable diesel production to 340M gallons per year

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REG Geismar has proven to be a tremendous asset for our company and is a natural site for increasing production of our lower carbon renewable diesel. REG Geismar was the first renewable diesel plant built in the US and was acquired by REG in 2014. We are developing this project with our proprietary process technology, and are proud to continue to deliver sustainable fuel solutions to our customers and accelerate the transition to cleaner energy. Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

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Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque. Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs more than 60 lbs. inline-six turbo diesel is offered in two variants; standard output 370 horsepower (850 pound-feet of torque) and high output 400 horsepower (record-setting 1,000 pound-feet of torque). turbo diesel engine alongside the latest turbocharging, filtration, and light-duty aftertreatment technology. Diesel Engines

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Tech: New Technology Reduces Diesel Emissions

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According to dozens of automotive story headlines, the internal combustion engine, running on gasoline or diesel, is dead or dying as customers, auto companies and investors flock to electric powertrains. A workhorse diesel gets cleaner and more efficient.

IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. The extracted rock can be used directly as a power plant resource or it can be processed to produce shale oil, which in turn can be refined into gasoline, diesel or jet fuels.

California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, primarily wastes and residues. Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduced climate emissions by 8.3

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Diesel: The Dark-Horse Contender For Cleaner, Greener Cars?

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Though about half the new cars sold in Europe are diesels, the technology has never had much traction in the United States, partly because much stricter U.S. But several years ago Daimler and Volkswagen introduced cars powered by clean diesel technology capable of meeting U.S. clean air regulations made it virtually untenable. requirements.

Topsøe researchers analyze hydrotreating catalyst at single-atom level; potential for more efficient catalysts for cleaner fuels

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The research could mean more efficient catalysts for oil refineries in the near future, promoting a cleaner environment and helping industry to deal with increasingly tight and more stringent environmental legislation. Gasoline, diesel and other fossil fuels contain small amounts of sulfur and nitrogen which are emitted to the atmosphere during fuel combustion. Cover courtesy of S. Nygaard, Haldor Topsøe A/S. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen Group rolls out diesel swapping program throughout Germany

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The Volkswagen Group rolled out a new diesel swapping program in Germany. Environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles of any make are again being offered by some of the Group’s brands throughout Germany. These premiums will be paid in addition to the vehicle’s residual value when trading in a Euro-4 or Euro-5 diesel vehicle of any make. million low-emission new Euro-6 diesel vehicles took to the roads in Germany, replacing old vehicles.

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ClearRefining Process Upgrades ULSD to Lighter, Cleaner-Burning Fuel; Nevada Designates it an Alternative Fuel

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Nevada-based Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, (ARC) has developed a process—called ClearRefining—for the upgrading of ultra-low sulfur diesel to a lighter, cleaner burning, higher quality fuel. The ClearRefining process combines ULSD with natural gas in a tank at 295 °F (below the diesel boiling point) and low pressure. Tags: Diesel Fuels

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EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants. Diesel Emissions

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City of San Francisco replacing petroleum diesel with renewable diesel by the end of the year

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Lee announced that the city will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in the municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year. Switching to renewable diesel will accelerate the progress San Francisco has made in cleaning its diesel fleet, slashing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles by more than 60%. Using renewable diesel also reduces the emissions of soot and other air quality pollutants.

Lighter, Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engine: Too Good To Be True?

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Not if you drive one of the modern breed of diesel-engined cars, which have virtually banished all sign of their clattery, tractor-like forebears. Clatter, grumble, shudder, belch. Sound familiar? A modern Volkswagen TDI, for example, isn't just efficient and quiet--it even approaches fun, if you get your thrills from effortless low-down torque

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Audi A4 gets cleaner

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Audi A4 diesel midlifeAudi has revealed a raft of changes to its A4 as part of a midlife refresh. Cosmetically the designers have managed to give the executive car a fresh new look, with subtle changes to bumpers, grille, and headlights. However, perhaps the best news is that across the board the engineers have managed to reduce CO2 [.].

Will the 9,000-pound GMC Hummer EV allow GM to make more big gas and diesel trucks?

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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT is tailpipe emissions free and represents a cleaner, all-electric future of GM. But it has one little inconvenient truth: It’s very, very heavy.

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EPA awards $5M to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) for cleaner big rigs

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) to help Southern truckers and small businesses to buy cleaner big rigs. The money, awarded through the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program, will guarantee loans used to buy retrofitted used tractor-trailers at Rush Truck Centers throughout the South.

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California ARB hosting public workshop to discuss reducing in-use emissions from HD diesel

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff will host a public workshop on 11 February to discuss ideas and strategies to reduce in-use emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in the State of California. To accelerate the adoption of the cleanest technologies, CARB adopted the Truck and Bus Regulation, which requires fleet owners to replace older engines with cleaner engine technology over time. Diesel Emissions Heavy-duty Regulations

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BMW defends diesel while pushing electrification

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Nonetheless, says Krüger, “ Future mobility will definitely depend on state-of-the-art diesels as well, because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change. ”. Modern, efficient diesel engines ensure lower CO 2 emissions and therefore make an important contribution to protecting the environment, BMW argues. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

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Propel Fuels reports strong consumer adoption of renewable diesel in SoCal; retail sales up 300% over biodiesel

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Propel launched Diesel HPR across Southern California in August 2015, and consumer adoption of the fuel has risen 300% compared to its former biodiesel product (B20). Utilizing Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel that meets the ASTM D-976 petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines, while offering drivers better performance and lower emissions.

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EPA requests applications for ~$7M total in funding to reduce diesel emissions from school buses

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Upgrading buses with older engines reduces diesel emissions and improves air quality. EPA standards for new diesel engines make them more than 90% cleaner than older ones, but many older diesel engines still in operation predate these standards. Older diesel engines emit large quantities of pollutants such as particulate matter (PM) and NO x , which have been linked to serious health problems such as aggravated asthma and lung damage.

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Federal-Mogul develops advanced high-temperature gasket technology to support cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines

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The HTA technology, already proven in the heavy-duty diesel sector, is now applicable to light-duty diesel and gasoline engines as vehicle manufacturers’ strategies to reduce emissions pushes exhaust temperatures beyond 1000 °C.

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Cummins announces compatibility with select 100% paraffinic diesel fuels for B4.5, B6.7, L9 engines

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and L9 engine platforms are compatible with 100% renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification (paraffinic diesel fuel from synthesis or hydrotreatment). and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America. EN 15940 establishes requirements and test methods for marketed and delivered paraffinic diesel fuel containing a level of up to 7% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) for use in diesel engines. Cummins Inc.

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