The biodiesel industry relied HEAVILY on 'federal' funds and tax credits to get started. The soybean lobbies were in there twisting arms. It got so disgusting that I quit the field entirely because I couldn't trust that any potential employer wouldn't go bust immediately the day the tax credits stopped.
Sure enough one after the other company failed. Some were scams from the get-go. Solyndra, though not a biodiesel company, is an example of what happens when massive federal funding props up a business that could never make it on its own.
Why pandas? Why now?
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