Finally, a solution to two of our problems: obesity can be solved with liposuction and the fat can power our SUV's. Who said Americans don't innovate anymore?
Alan Bittner, pictured at right, [a plastic surgeon] who founded a high-profile clinic on Rodeo Drive...claims to be able to power both his Ford Explorer and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator on biofuel converted from excess flesh from human tums, bums and thighs. "The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel – and I have more fat than I can use," he says. "Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving the Earth."A gallon of "lipodiesel" will give motorists roughly the same mileage as they would get from regular diesel, the magazine added. At present, most biofuel is made from a mixture of specially grown corn, and left-over beef or pork products.