Your Next Car May Run on Alligator Fat

Wedged into a report about the merits of various alternative fuels for port activities is a recent report from the American Chemical Society stating that alligator fat may be a great alternative to soy-based biogas.

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October 30, 2011, 1:00 PM PDT

By Tim Halbur


With concerns over using limited arable land for fuel instead of food, PortStrategy says alligator fat could be the answer. It turns out the U.S. already wastes 15 million pounds of alligator fat each year.

"Presumably the vegetarians among us would have something to say about powering forklifts with such a fuel," says the article.

The writer (unspecified) talks with a number of port executives, who would mostly like to shift to alternative options but are concerned about availability.

Perhaps they just need to keep a back stock of alligators.

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