HUMANFUEL - Energy for the future PDF Print E-mail

The researchteam at Lipotechnica has developed groundbreaking techniques of efficiently and economically production of a biofuel based on leftover products from liposuction. Making use of human medical waste products we are picking up the race with companies like ConocoPhillips making use of poultry fat - only our productline will have a nonviolent and high ecological profile.


 The chemical engineering researchers at Lipotechnica have investigated supercritical methanol as a method of converting human fat into biodiesel fuel. The new study successfully converted tall oil fatty acid into biodiesel at a yield of greater than 90 percent, significantly advancing efforts to develop commercially viable fuel out of plentiful, accessible human medical waste. Love handles can power a car? Frighteningly, yes. Fat--whether animal or vegetable--contains triglycerides that can be extracted and turned into diesel.



Foodstock for Biodiesel

The Economist reported that the amount of corn raised for making ethanol has tripled in seven years. There is therefore less room for staple food products such as wheat and soy beans, which in turn raises the prices of those products. To fill up an SUV takes about as much corn as would be able to feed one person for an entire year.