Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Well, Technically Cats are Renewable...

Or, Biofuel Developments from Bizarro World... I'm hoping Ryan has just stumbled upon a prank, but the Germans are very serious about developing alternative energy sources...
A German inventor says he's found a way to make cheap diesel fuel out of dead cats.

Dr Christian Koch, 55, from Kleinhartmannsdorf, said his method uses old tyres, weeds and animal cadavers.

They are heated up to 300 Celsius to filter out hydrocarbon which is then turned into diesel by a catalytic converter.

He said the resulting "high quality bio-diesel" costs just 15 pence per litre.

Koch said the cadaver of a fully grown cat can produce 2.5 litres of fuel - meaning around 20 cats are needed for a full tank.
Some of you know that I have a lot of cats at home -- six. Let me make it very clear that I am not fattening them up to make biodiesel...

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