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German Inventor's 'Cat Fuel' Angers Animal Lovers
Reuters ^ | Sept 14, 2005 | Reuters

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.


TOPICS: Germany; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalrights; biodiesel; crazygermans; energy; fuel; peta; science
LOL I personally think this is a great idea. I am not a big fan of cats.

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.

1 posted on 09/17/2005 1:46:38 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
See previous discussion of same topic:

Inventor: I never used dead cats for fuel

  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...

2 posted on 09/17/2005 1:48:38 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I swear I searched several times. Oh well.


3 posted on 09/17/2005 2:02:58 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (If you want to know the truth, I am lying.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Already debunked. Bild is the German equivalent of the Weekly World News.


4 posted on 09/17/2005 2:07:23 AM PDT by billybudd
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

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.


5 posted on 09/17/2005 2:09:36 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

I fear that using cats as fuel could lead to a holocats.


6 posted on 09/17/2005 2:17:01 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Call it a funny feline)
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To: billybudd

I know about Bild, but this was a story picke up by Reuters.


7 posted on 09/17/2005 2:18:35 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (If you want to know the truth, I am lying.)
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To: martin_fierro

And they wreak havoc with your catalytic converter, too.



8 posted on 09/17/2005 2:23:35 AM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Nathan Zachary

"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?.....;))


9 posted on 09/17/2005 2:25:23 AM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

The 102 use for a dead cat.


10 posted on 09/17/2005 2:59:57 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." AYN RAND)
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To: martin_fierro

holocats...JEEEZZ...TOO MUCH!


11 posted on 09/17/2005 3:59:35 AM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: billybudd
Already debunked. Bild is the German equivalent of the Weekly World News.

Just damn. Here I was thinking we'd finally found a purpose for Liberals.

12 posted on 09/17/2005 4:18:28 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

how do you say peta in german????


13 posted on 09/17/2005 4:33:36 AM PDT by fatteddy
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

: )


14 posted on 09/17/2005 4:53:37 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: fatteddy

die petageshaft


15 posted on 09/17/2005 5:22:48 AM PDT by billybudd
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To: Salamander

catalytic converter

lol, a new meaning to the term


16 posted on 09/17/2005 5:32:35 AM PDT by fnord (497 1/2 feet of rope ... I just carry it)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Talk about bio-diesel. I bet it really makes his engine purr.
17 posted on 09/17/2005 6:10:59 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Don't worry about this having been posted earlier. Yours is NOT a same-day duplicate and that's the kind we all worry about.

Besides, not everyone got to see that one!

18 posted on 09/17/2005 6:27:32 AM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again?)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

The question no one is asking: How many miles per cat? Or cats per mile, I don't care...


19 posted on 09/17/2005 6:32:46 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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It's just another process added to cremation that will be finally done in an internal combustion engine instead of a furnace, what are they up tight about?

I think if it proves to be economical that all animals including humans that die should be made into fuel.

It could sure make a lot of good real estate available for development that is currently wasted on marble orchards.
20 posted on 09/17/2005 6:34:38 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

"Lastly, I just don't see what upsets the animal rights activists. It is not as if he is actually killing the cats."

...

You mean like when buffalo were sought after till they became nearly extinct. This story is a load of b.s.


21 posted on 09/17/2005 6:35:29 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Harness nine lives today and get 9x the mileage


22 posted on 09/17/2005 6:36:20 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion they will give it to you.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

What's the problem???...How far can I get on a gallon of Democrats?


23 posted on 09/17/2005 6:40:46 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Too bad that's not a true story. There are plenty of feral cats in Wisconsin that would make great kindling. Of course, the DNR considers them a "natural resource" so we're not allowed to touch 'em, even if they kill our chickens and house and barn cats. *Rolleyes*

You know, every town across America has a veterinarian office with a crematory in it. I've had a few pets turned to ash over the years. Wonder why someone hasn't tapped that energy source? I'll suggest that to my Earth First! socialist BIL and watch his head explode. Again. LOL! :)


24 posted on 09/17/2005 6:41:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
"I drive my normal diesel-powered car with this mixture," Koch said. "I have gone 170,000 km (106,000 miles) without a problem."

NOT EVEN AN OCCASIONAL HAIRBALL!!

25 posted on 09/17/2005 6:57:12 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I'm tired of idiots and don't have enough ammo to shoot them all.......Jeez, I hate that thought!)
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Johnny Verbeck Suggested by Marcus Soukup of Troop 33, Cedar Rapids Iowa

Once there was a Dutchman

His name was Johnny Verbeck

He made the finest sausages and sauerkraut and speck.

He made the finest sausages that'll evermore be seen,

Till one day he invented a sausage makin machine.

Chorus:

Oh, Mr. Johnny Verbeck how could you be so mean,

I told you, you'd be sorry for inventin' that machine

now all the neighbors cats and dogs will nevermore be seen

For they'll be ground to sausages in Johnny Verbeck's machine.

One day a boy came walkin' a walkin' thru the door.

He bought a pound of sausages and laid them on the floor.

The boy began to whistle, He whistled up a tune.

And all the little sausages went dancin' round the room.

Chorus:

One day the machine got busted the darn thing wouldn't go,

So Johnny Verbeck he climbed inside to see what made it so.

His wife she had a nightmare, went walkin' in her sleep

She gave it a yank a deuce of crank and Johnny Verbeck was meat!

Chorus:

26 posted on 09/17/2005 7:03:53 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I'm tired of idiots and don't have enough ammo to shoot them all.......Jeez, I hate that thought!)
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I'm lazy. Someone here want to Google the conversion formula for going from horsepower to catpower?
27 posted on 09/17/2005 7:11:42 AM PDT by jwpjr
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To: martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

28 posted on 09/17/2005 8:33:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Feliner)
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To: mikrofon; martin_fierro

Ich bin ein Purrliner.


29 posted on 09/17/2005 8:35:33 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Ich bin ein Tagliner.)
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