Fortune in fat

The renewable energy source of the future?Lauri Venøy, a Norwegian businessman, is seeking to turn products created from liposuction into bio-diesel. Recycling human fat, what an excellent idea!

Bio-diesel can be produced from plant oils and/or animal fat, and the Norwegian sees the scheme as a renewable energy source.

More than sixty percent of Americans are overweight and the Norwegian's firm in Miami, Florida is in the process of signing an agreement with US hospital giant Jackson Memorial. This deal would give Venøy & Co. around 11,500 liters of human fat a week from liposuction operations, which is enough to produce about 10,000 liters of bio-diesel.

"Maybe we should urge people to eat more so we can create more raw material for fuel," Venøy said.

Link & Image: Aftenposten via Arbroath
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