You know cars are being powered not just by fossil fuel, but other biofuel alternatives like soybean oil. I actually donated my peanut oil from this year's Thanksgiving turkey that I deep fried to my neighborhood biofuel station.
Did you know that Tyson poultry company is even looking into powering their company trucks on chicken schmaltz? Or that biofuel start-ups like Nova Biosource mix beef tallow and pig lard since the cost of soybeans have hit the roof?
We're told that a gallon of grease gets you a gallon of fuel, and you get about an equal amount of miles from fat fuel as you do regular diesel, so check this out:
A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Alan Bittner, took the fat that he removed from his patients' liposuction procedures and turned it into biodiesel that fueled his Ford SUV. Oh, and he generously shared the lard with his girlfriend so she could preen around in her Lincoln Navigator.
Dr. Bittner called his special fuel lipodiesel, "The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use. Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the Earth."
It's not really clear how the good doctor converted the fat fuel, until his patients started suing him for allegedly allowing his assistant and his girlfriend to perform surgeries without medical licenses.
Apparently the assistant and the girlfriend took too much fat off and left the patients looking kind of botched. Dr. Bittner closed shop and moved to S. America.
It's possible to turn someone's fat ass into free gas apparently. Animal fat just needs to have fatty acids removed, which isn't present in vegetable oil -- otherwise, there's no difference.