An alternative fuel we don’t need |

An alternative fuel we don’t need

Tom ParsonsBreckenridge

The Denver Post reported on April 17 that Tyson Foods, the chicken processor out of Arkansas, and Conoco/Phillps, the petroleum producer, are teaming up to produce diesel fuel from chicken fat. Rumor has it that their marketing department is concerned that Vegan customers will put up a squawk. I would guess this means that in addition to informing motorists when the fuel contains ethanol, filling stations will be required to warn customers that their fuel contains dead animal products. The price of a meal at KFC will fluctuate with the price of fuel. Calorie ratings will replace octane ratings. The article goes on to say that plans are to use pork and beef fat for the same purpose. Based on that news we can expect that mechanics will start diagnosing hardening of the fuel lines and have to be retrained to install stents. Where will it end?

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