Saturday, December 09, 2006

Could obesity fuel our cars?

Biodiesel can be made from plants oils or animal fat, and now a Norwegian business man has spotted another renewable source for the cleaner fuel - liposuction waste.

Lauri Venoy, who lives in Miami, is in negotiations with an area hospital to give his firm 3,000 gallons of human fat per week. The fat - normally burned for disposal - would go through a sterilization process before being handed over for fuel. The company estimates it could make about 2,600 gallons of biodiesel with that amount of fat. And with 60% of Americans overweight, this could easily be a renewable fuel source.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's really disgusting, but if it works and it's cleaner, why not? There is the potential side-effect of Americans using this as an excuse to be over-weight...
-Claire (aka Anonymous)