Fuel from human fat--I thought it was a good idea at the time... / by Jason Nunes

Silhouettes representing healthy, overweight, ... Biodiesel fuel in an Erlenmeyer flask

About 2 months ago I had what I thought was a fabulous idea--a franchise of liposuction boutiques in all the malls in America that would turn the vacuumed fat into bio diesel.

We've got the resources after all. And how great would it be for all of us Americans if obesity could be patriotic. By farming fat we could reduce America's dependence on foreign sources of fuel.

Well, apparently someone's already done it...

And it looks like it may be unethical or something... Go figure.

http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/12/21/fat-fuel-biodiesel-tech-sciences-cz_pcb_1222fatfuel.html?feed=rss_technology

Fill 'Er Up With Human Fat

Peter C. Beller, 12.22.08, 05:00 AM EST

How a Beverly Hills doctor powered his SUV using his patients' spare tires.

Liposuctioning unwanted blubber out of pampered Los Angelenos may not seem like a dream job, but it has its perks. Free fuel is one of them.

For a time, Beverly Hills doctor Craig Alan Bittner turned the fat he removed from patients into biodiesel that fueled his Ford SUV and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator.

And so on...

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