If you’re in Florida with your biodiesel car, you absolutely must find a place that dispenses fuel derived from alligator fat. Not only is it eco-friendly, it’s a great conversation piece you can whip out at the next cocktail party.
Researchers in Louisiana are the masterminds behind this plan to power your car with fuel derived from alligator fat. The team recognized that alligator fat has a high lipid content which makes it perfect for use as a biodiesel fuel. When the researchers processed a small sample, they discovered the resulting fuel met all the requirements for a high-quality biodiesel. And it’s abundant in the southern areas of the US where 15 million pounds of alligator fat are thrown away as a waste product from alligator meat processing. [Popular Science]