21 Aug '11, 6am

Could alligator fat become a source for biodiesel?

Could alligator fat become a source for biodiesel?

Of course, alligator is a food source too, but a large portion of the gator fat processed each year-- 15 million pounds, in fact-- is discarded by the alligator meat industry and simply disposed of in landfills. Since so much gator meat is wasted every year, using it to supplement the nation's biodiesel stock would actually lower processing costs compared to other common feedstocks. In other words, filling up your vehicle with gator fuel shouldn't significantly raise the price of your gator-on-a-stick.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/could-all...

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