18 Aug '11, 6am

Never Mind a Tiger in Your Tank: How About An Alligator? - New York Times (blog)

William Widmer for The New York Times The cutting room floor at a factory in Eunice, La., that processes alligator meat. The leftover fat may have a novel new use: serving as an ingredient of biofuels. Researchers at the Lafayette campus of the University of Louisiana are looking for green substitutes for diesel fuel. The prime one now in use is soybeans, which are used to make biodiesel oil. But soybeans are also needed for human consumption and animal feed. The United States uses 45 billion gallons of diesel a year; making just one billion gallons from soybeans would use up 21 percent of the American crop, the scientists point out. Now the researchers think they have identified a potential source for biodiesel that currently goes straight to landfills: alligator fat, about 15 million pounds of it every year. Alligators are grown and harvested for their meat and for their...

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