Plastic Surgeon uses Liposuction Fat to Fuel Car - YUCK!!!
Are we going a bit far with using Lipo-Diesel? In a Traffic Jam?
A top Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon says he used fat he removed from patients in liposuction operations to power his 'green' 4x4 car.
U.S. authorities have launched an inquiry into claims made by Dr Alan Bittner that the fat he had sucked out of patients in liposuction operations was turned into biodiesel.
Bittner wrote on his website: 'The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use.
'Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving the Earth.'
Could the liposuction-fat-to-biodiesel business plan be a hoax?
Quite a few columnists and comedians were inspired to comment on the story about a Norwegian businessman and his plan to harvest lipsuction fat for biodiesel fuel. Jay Leno even used it in his monologue. I ran with the story last week but tried to add an element of humor since it was so far-fetched. Turns out the Bodyhack bloggers from Wired followed up on the story, which was carried by UPI in the beginning, and couldn't find any evidence to support this idea.