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Review: Informative 'Fuel'

"I'm not sure if biodiesel fuels are the answer to the world's oil addiction, but director Josh Tickell makes a good case for it in "Fuel," a peppy, bouncy documentary that is watchable and informative, although Tickell's celebrity name-dropping at times detracts from the serious message.

When it premiered at Sundance in January, "Fuel" laid out the case for ethanol as the world's savior, until news reports attacked the corn-based alternative as just as damaging to the environment. Tickell, a longtime alternative fuel activist from Louisiana, shot new material and re-edited the movie into a case for algae-based biodiesel fuels."

- By G. Allen Johnson, Sand Francisco Chronicle


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