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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a blueprint for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. A biomass power plant in Stockton, California, was the host site for the engineering design effort. The Gasification-powered RNG Process.

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NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.


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Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

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a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a leader in energy facility engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), are collaborating to design and to build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations in the United States, to produce renewable hydrogen fuel for customers in the mobility and power generation sectors, and to offer alternative disposal options for waste processing and waste disposal companies.

2020 252

Diamond Green Diesel to more than double renewable fuel capacity using second Honeywell Ecofining unit; 675M barrels renewable diesel per year

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will more than double its annual production of renewable diesel with the completion of a second Honeywell Ecofining process unit with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day (bpd). Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La.,

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Bosch on importance of renewable synthetic fuels to reach climate goals; e-fuels

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One path to achieving this is with renewable synthetic fuels (e-fuels). Bosch outlines seven reasons why renewable synthetic fuels should be part of tomorrow’s mobility mix: Time. Renewable synthetic fuels have long since left the basic research phase. First, apply electricity generated from renewable sources to obtain hydrogen from water. emitted by burning renewable synthetic fuels is reused to produce new fuels. Storage and transport.

2019 248

Repsol and Talgo to develop hydrogen-powered trains

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Spain-based global energy company Repsol and Talgo, a manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed passenger trains, will promote a renewable-hydrogen-powered train, fostering emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula.

British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste

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British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The first plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household waste per-year, destined for landfill or incineration, including diapers, plastic food containers and chocolate bar wrappers, and convert it into clean-burning, sustainable fuels.

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Iwatani, SG H2 & City of Lancaster to launch green hydrogen transportation eco-system

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Energy company SG H2 Energy; the City of Lancaster, California; and Iwatani, Japan’s leading hydrogen industrial gas company and a developer of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) in California, are launching California’s first closed-loop green hydrogen ecosystem for transportation. The plant will feature SGH2’s gasification technology, which uses biogenic waste, biomass and recycled water to produce carbon negative hydrogen.

Argonne and NGO Energy Vision case studies demonstrate success of renewable natural gas as transport fuel

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The US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision released two case studies assessing the results of projects that were among the first to produce Renewable Compressed Natural Gas (R-CNG) vehicle fuel by using anaerobic digesters to capture the biogases from decomposing organic waste. It converts manure to R-CNG using a large anaerobic digester, and uses the fuel to power its milk tanker trucks.

2018 163

European Parliament endorses proposal for 12% share of energy from renewable energy in transport by 2030; 10% advanced biofuels

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Among those was a proposal for a binding EU-level target of a 12% share of energy from renewable sources in transport, by 2030. Members of Parliament also endorsed setting a 35% improvement in energy efficiency and a minimum 35% share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy by 2030. In 2030, each Member State will have to ensure that 12% of the energy consumed in transport comes from renewable sources.

2018 207

Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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Alphabet Energy, founded in 2009 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced the availability of its thermoelectric generator PowerModule as a standalone product, available to meet the specific application needs of a range of industries, including transportation. Compared to other waste heat recovery systems, the E1 requires only minor up front engineering scope and no operation by the customer. According to TechNavio, 20-50% of global industrial energy is wasted as heat.

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Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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The Dearman project is to deliver a production-feasible waste-heat recovery system for urban commercial vehicles, which offers life-cycle CO 2 savings of up to 40%; fuel savings of 25%, with the potential of up to almost 50%; and potential payback in less than three years. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink. —Chris Reeves, Commercial Manager of Future Transport Technologies at MIRA.

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Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada. G4 is developing and commercializing a proprietary PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation (PCH) process to produce a renewable drop-in replacement for fossil natural gas. The G4 RNG can be used in any unmodified natural gas equipment, appliance, vehicle, industrial process, or power generator.

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Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop renewable gasoline with 20% lower CO2; rollout of Blue Gasoline this year

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The new fuel, called Blue Gasoline, similarly contains up to 33% renewables, ensuring a well-to-wheel reduction in carbon emissions of at least 20% per kilometer driven. On the road to climate-friendly mobility, we must ensure we don’t leave any technical opportunities untapped, starting with electromobility and ending with renewable fuels. But naphtha can also be obtained from other residual and waste materials.

CR&R pathway for biogas from anaerobic digestion of green waste to CNG has LCFS CI of just above zero

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CR&R Incorporated / California Renewable Power LLC (CR&R) has submitted a California LCFS Tier 2 application for its biomethane from anaerobic digestion of green waste to CNG pathway, with a requested carbon intensity (CI) of 0.34 The CR&R facility produces biomethane from an organic waste anaerobic digester (AD) facility in Perris, California that is co-located with CR&R’s material recovery facility and transfer station.

2018 202

Bosch boosts stake in SOFC expert Ceres Power to around 18%; possible expansion into SO electrolysis

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Bosch has increased its stake in solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) developer Ceres Power from 3.9% The stake increase is achieved through a subscription by Bosch for new Ceres Power shares, as well as the purchase of further shares from existing shareholders.

2020 262

LowCVP reports indicate pathways for meeting renewable energy targets in transportation, decarbonizing fuel to 2030 and beyond

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The UK’s LowCVP has published twin reports which set out how the UK could meet its 2020 targets defined in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, and proceed on a pathway to decarbonize road transport fuel in the period to 2030 and beyond. The authors also concluded that in all cases, the supply of double counting fuels (FAME/HVO from waste oils, Ethanol 2G, Biomass To Liquid diesel) is critical. Options and recommendations to meet the RED transport target.

2014 218

Clean Energy Fuels delivered 143M gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas in 2019, up 30% year-on-year

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp delivered 143 million gallons of Redeem Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) last year as robust sales of the carbon-neutral transportation fuel continued in 2019, closing out the year with significant deals throughout North America.

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S4 Energy Solutions to Develop Plasma Gasification Project at Waste Management Landfill for Waste to Fuels and Power

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S4 Energy Solutions LLC , a joint venture by Waste Management, Inc. and InEnTec LLC, plans to develop a plasma gasification facility at Waste Management’s Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon. The planned facility will convert municipal solid waste into synthetic fuels and power. After the first phase, the waste materials flow into a second closed chamber where they are superheated to temperatures between 10,000 and 20,000 °F (5,538 to 11,093 °C) using plasma.

2010 162

Clean Energy signs deals for more than 20M gallons of renewable natural gas in past 45 days

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announced new and extended contracts for more than 20 million gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) to accommodate the continued demand across key business segments for the ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste. Clean Energy is completing the construction of a Republic Services combination time-fill/fast-fill station in Sacramento, CA that will fuel 80 solid waste trucks to support growing operations in the Sacramento region. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

2020 260

Study suggests that decarbonizing US transport sector by converting waste CO2 to fuels would require economical air-capture of CO2

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Kreutz used two examples of CCTF systems in his analysis: biodiesel from microalgae and Sandia National Laboratory’s S2P process (an effort to utilize concentrated solar energy to convert waste CO 2 into synthetic fuels, earlier post ). pre- and post- decarbonization of the electric power sector—to which he referred as pre-CCS and post-CCS, respectively (although decarbonization was not necessarily via CCS—carbon capture and storage).) the power sector, Kreutz notes.)

2010 202

14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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Fourteen leading US fleets announced the formation of the ACT Fleet Forum , an educational initiative to share best practices between participating fleets, as well as top technology providers and fuel suppliers on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies. The fleets who have launched the premiere ACT Fleet Forum include: Ability Tri-Modal Transportation Services. EVO Transportation & Energy. Hunt Transport. Penske Transportation Solutions.

2020 163

Neste submits three pathways for California LCFS for renewable diesel produced at Porvoo refinery

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Finland-based Neste has submitted three new Tier 2 Pathways for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for renewable diesel produced at its Porvoo, Finland refinery. Two pathways are for Renewable Diesel from Tallow & Animal Fat and one is for Renewable Diesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO). The Porvoo renewable diesel (RD) plant uses mixed feedstocks to produce RD, naphtha, and a propane-rich off-gas.

2018 195

6.8M gallons in new contracts for Redeem renewable natural gas

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CLNE) announced new fuel, construction and service agreements as more fleets convert from diesel to Redeem Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), a transportation fuel made from organic waste that not only addresses short-term air quality issues caused by diesel, but is a carbon-neutral alternative that greatly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas produced by vehicles. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Amazon invests in electrofuels company Infinium

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The proceeds will be used to advance the development of commercial scale applications to decarbonize the transportation sector. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

Oberon Fuels partners with SHV Energy to accelerate use of renewable DME (rDME) for low-carbon propane blends

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Oberon Fuels, a producer of ultra-low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel, and SHV Energy, the world’s largest distributor of propane fuel, are partnering to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel.

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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The industrial, residential, and transportation sectors have only seen small declines, while California’s large commercial sector is moving in the opposite direction, with emissions increasing more than 64%. Over the last 17 years, the industrial, residential and transportation sectors have cut their emissions by less than 5 percent. Electricity sector gains mask challenges from transportation, buildings, and industry. million tons of waste, up 7.4%

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CNG Fuels launches renewable biomethane in UK; heavy-duty fleet operators committing to use

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In the UK, CNG Fuels launched its renewable biomethane fuel, the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The biomethane is made from the gas harvested through the processing of waste generated by food production, which is then injected directly into gas pipelines. CNG Fuels’ customers will be issued with documentation stating that they have purchased sustainable, renewable fuel, and setting out its carbon content.

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INEOS Bio Begins Advanced Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Feasibility Study

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The INEOS Bio waste-to-ethanol process, originally developed by BRI. INEOS Bio, a subsidiary of INEOS, the world’s third-largest chemicals company, has started a feasibility study for a plant in the UK to convert locally generated biodegradable household and commercial wastes into carbon neutral road transport fuel and clean electricity, using the INEOS Bio technology process. Heat is recovered to generate renewable power.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $5.5M for green transportation projects and $1.8M for 20 energy research projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $5,580,773 for clean-energy transportation projects including biodiesel production, power control electronics for medium-and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles, and buydowns for propane vehicles. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program awards. Motiv Power Systems, Inc.

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UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas yet in the US: 170M gallon equivalents over 7 years

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to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. Renewable natural gas, produced naturally from bio sources such as landfills and dairy farms, not only turns trash to gas, but it turns it into clean gas. Since RNG is supported by existing national infrastructure used to transport natural gas, it’s a winning solution that will help UPS to reach our ambitious sustainability goals. UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

2019 213

Air Products to build, own and operate world’s largest advanced gasification energy-from-waste facility

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Air Products will build and operate the world’s largest renewable energy plant in the UK using advanced gasification energy-from-waste (EfW) technology. The plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power up to 50,000 homes. Longer term, the potential generation of renewable hydrogen could be deployed for commercial use, such as fueling public transport.

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Clean Energy goals 100% renewable natural gas at its stations by 2025

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has set goals to offer Zero-Carbon Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at all of its fueling stations by 2025. Clean Energy’s own corporate vision is directly tied to reducing the impact of harmful emissions from the transportation sector, and as such we have committed to delivering carbon-free Redeem to all of our customers by 2025. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

2019 172

Algae.Tec to form JV in China for algae for renewable transportation fuels and carbon capture facility; raising A$5M

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The facility will be purely focused on algae for the production of transport fuels. The facility will produce approximately 33 million liters of algae-derived transport oil and approximately 33,000 tonnes of biomass per annum at a combined value of more than $40 million, and capture 137,000 tonnes of waste carbon dioxide, according to Algae.Tec Executive Chairman, Roger Stroud. Algae.Tec Ltd.

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Neste Oil successfully using recycled oil as a transportation fuel feedstock

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Neste Oil recently produced its first batch of transportation fuel from recycled lubricants. Neste Oil is already the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, and our R&D people are working to increase our use of recycled materials such as spent motor oil. Both materials represent waste that is otherwise difficult to reuse. Following treatment, spent lubricating oil can be reused as a feedstock for producing gasoline and diesel fuel.

2014 207

Linde and Waste Management receive California Governor’s award for landfill gas to LNG facility

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Recognized in the category of Sustainable Facility, the plant is located at Waste Management’s Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility near Livermore, California. The plant, which produces up to 13,000 gallons a day of near zero carbon fuel, is owned and operated by a joint venture between Linde North America, part of The Linde Group, and Waste Management, North America’s largest waste management company. We are closing the loop in the waste disposal business.

2010 198

Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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in 2007 to exceed 14% of the 2016-level worldwide GHGE by 2040, accounting for more than half of the current relative contribution of the whole transportation sector, according to a new study from McMaster University in Canada. Data centers: servers, communication, storage, cooling and power. Communications networks: CPAE (customer premises access equipment), office networks, telecom operator, cooling and power.

2018 274

ARENA awards A$22.1M to 16 projects to accelerate exporting renewable hydrogen

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) awarded A$22.1 million (US$16 million) in funding to 16 research projects to propel innovation in exporting renewable hydrogen. The early stage research projects cover a diverse range of renewable solutions, with at least one project from each point in the supply chain – production, hydrogen carrier and end use. Monash ammonia production from renewables at ambient temperature and pressure.

2018 163

Fulcrum BioEnergy files LCFS application for municipal solid waste to FT diesel pathway with low CI of 37.47 g/MJ

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Fulcrum BioEnergy, the parent company of Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels, has applied for a new fuel pathway under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCSF) for its process of converting municipal solid waste (MSW) into Fischer-Tropsch (“FT”) diesel fuel. The California LCFS mandates a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuels. inerts, high moisture content waste) are sent to the landfill.

2016 150

Audi steps up research into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels with new e-diesel pilot plant; power-to-liquids

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For the first time, the energy needed will be supplied from the renewable source of hydropower. The pilot facility offers scope for sector coupling, in other words combining the energy sectors power, heat and mobility, and makes it possible to store renewable energy. To produce it, the power-to-liquid plant converts surplus hydropower into synthetic fuel. This hydrogen, together with carbon dioxide, is converted in a two-step power-to-liquid process.

2017 163

Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialized countries; driven by power generation and road transport

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Increased energy efficiency, nuclear energy and the growing contribution of renewable energy are not compensating for the globally increasing demand for power and transport, which is strongest in developing countries. Long term global growth in CO 2 emissions continues to be driven by power generation and road transport, both in industrial and developing countries. Global CO 2. emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production per region. Source: JRC.

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Haldor Topsoe and Nel ASA to offer end-to-end green ammonia and eMethanol solutions

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Haldor Topsoe and Nel ASA have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intent to offer customers complete solution for green ammonia and methanol produced with renewable electricity. Green ammonia (produced from renewable energy, water and air) and eMethanol (produced from feedstocks obtained by utilization of waste streams, electrolysis hydrogen, and CO 2 capture) are both considered promising low-carbon transportation fuels and energy carriers.

EPA proposes adding renewable diesel and naphtha from landfill biogas and butanol pathways to RFS

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rulemaking for modifications to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) program. It also adds new pathways for renewable diesel, renewable naphtha, and renewable electricity (used in electric vehicles) produced from landfill biogas. Renewable electricity, renewable diesel and naphtha produced from landfill biogas. Bio-hydrocarbons Fuels LFG Natural Gas Policy Power Generation

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