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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Liposuction Fat to Power Cars?

A businessman in Miami is planning on using human fat taken from liposuction to produce bio-diesel fuel. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Mr. Venoy's firm is signing an agreement with Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami to recycle 3,000 gallons of human fat a week from its liposuction clinics, according to the Norwegian Web site That can produce 2,600 gallons of bio-diesel -- enough to power a Hummer for a week or two.

This sounds absolutely disgusting.

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Liz said...

Grooooossss. The things they don't tell you in med school (I go to UM Med!).

usako said...

Haha, gross. Glad you think so, too, Dr Youn!

Merry Christmas, by the way! :D

Lisa said...

My hubby and I were just talking about this the other day!

yuzus said...

haha thats better than the soap idea from Fight Club

Anonymous said...

Well, it is recycling, kinda...I'd assume human body fat is biodegradable anyway, but there's definitely enough excess of that to be used. Hm!

Kristy said...

Gross thought...but it sounds like a good way to recycle! :) I agree, there is defiately a lot of excess fat in this country, with 50% of the population being overweight!

Anonymous said...

Just use the Fat people claimed to have lost From that should keep your hummer running for months. Disgustng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!