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Posted: 9/15/2005 2:40:01 AM EDT


Inventor fuels car with dead cats

Wednesday, September 14, 2005; Posted: 10:28 p.m. EDT (02:28 GMT)

BERLIN, Germany (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 homemade 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 liter, 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-liter (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.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:42:57 AM EDT
ummm, what's the problem? the cats are already DEAD!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:44:25 AM EDT
similar approach with chickens www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=384246
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:46:32 AM EDT
I wonder how many miles per kitten you get with that stuff.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:48:04 AM EDT
The Sarge must be related to this guy.

Uh....Considering everything, could this German Gent be The Sarge being incognito while he plots his return?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:48:57 AM EDT
Put a tiger in your tank.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:56:43 AM EDT
The Horror

I foresee fleets of darkened Mercedes Benz automobiles with tinted windows prowling country roads & farms looking for home made signs that say "FREE KITTENS".

((((involuntary shudder))))
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:58:51 AM EDT
Note to self: Start kitty farm.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 3:08:46 AM EDT
See what happens when you lock sgtar15?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 3:11:41 AM EDT
Good reason to shoot cats!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 3:21:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
See what happens when you lock sgtar15?

I was just about to speculate that it sounds like something he would do with his free time.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 3:22:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Put a tiger in your tank.

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