Skip to comments.German Inventor's 'Cat Fuel' Angers Animal Lovers
Posted on 09/17/2005 1:46:37 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German inventor has angered animal rights activists with his answer to fighting the soaring cost of fuel -- dead cats. Christian Koch, 55, from the eastern county of Saxony, told Bild newspaper that his organic diesel fuel -- a home-made blend of garbage, run-over cats, and other ingredients -- is a proven alternative to normal consumer diesel.
"I drive my normal diesel-powered car with this mixture," Koch said. "I have gone 170,000 km (106,000 miles) without a problem."
The Web site of Koch's firm, "Alphakat GmbH," says his patented "KDV 500" machine can produce what he calls the "bio-diesel" fuel at about 23 euro cents (30 cents) a litre, which is about one-fifth the price at petrol stations now.
Koch said around 20 dead cats added into the mix could help produce enough fuel to fill up a 50-litre (11 gallon) tank.
But the president of the German Society for the Protection of Animals, Wolfgang Apel, said using dead cats for fuel was illegal.
"There's no danger for cats and dogs in Germany because this practice is outlawed in Germany," Apel told Bild on Wednesday in a story entitled "Can you really make fuel out of cats?"
"We're going to keep an eye on this case," Apel said.
Arent's there huge numbers of strays living on the outskirts of Florida cities? Perhaps a viable alternative for the trucking industry at least.
Lastly, I just don't see what upsets the animal rights activists. It is not as if he is actually killing the cats.
| Posted by Redcitizen
On News/Activism 09/15/2005 4:35:09 PM CDT · 65 replies · 909+ views
Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 14,12:50 PM ET | unknown author from reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German inventor said he has developed a method to produce crude oil products from waste that he believes can be an answer to the soaring costs of fuel, but denied a German newspaper story implying he also used dead cats. Christian Koch, an inventor and patent holder of the "KDV 500" that he said produces high quality fuel, said he can transform waste products such as paper, rubbish and plastic materials into fuel. But Koch, 55, said there was no truth to stories published in Bild newspaper Tuesday and Wednesday that suggested he used dead cats...
I swear I searched several times. Oh well.
Already debunked. Bild is the German equivalent of the Weekly World News.
I'm sure any road kill will do, raccons, skunks etc. It might not be very pleasant to be stuck in traffic with that thing idling next to you on skunk diesel though.
I fear that using cats as fuel could lead to a holocats.
I know about Bild, but this was a story picke up by Reuters.
And they wreak havoc with your catalytic converter, too.
"It might not be very pleasant to be stuck in traffic with that thing idling next to you on skunk diesel though."
Worse than being stuck next to a VW microbus full of Deadheads?.....;))
The 102 use for a dead cat.
Just damn. Here I was thinking we'd finally found a purpose for Liberals.
how do you say peta in german????
lol, a new meaning to the term
Besides, not everyone got to see that one!
The question no one is asking: How many miles per cat? Or cats per mile, I don't care...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.