Lipodiesel - Energy From Liposuction Fat
Alan Bittner, high-profile Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, has found his own low-cost energy source. Your fat.
Bittner... claims to be able to power both his Ford Explorer and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator on biofuel converted from excess flesh from human tums, bums and thighs. "The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel – and I have more fat than I can use," he says. "Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving the Earth."
It turns out that California Health Department officials are not impressed; citing laws regarding the disposition of human medical waste, they raided his office.
Bittner's use of human fat as a source of power has at least one literary antecedent; in the film Fight Club Tyler Durden obtains glycerin by rendering human fat in order to make soap; to the glycerin he adds nitric acid to get nitroglycerin.
From Surgeon uses human fat to run his cars; thanks to Vik for the tip on this story and the reference.
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