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Posted: 8/30/2005 8:13:07 AM EDT
www.wral.com/news/4913795/detail.html

CARY, N.C. -- A Cary man said he has found the answer to our fuel problem and it involves chickens. It would cost you pennies a gallon, but does it pass the smell test?

Dean Gokel
Don't throw out those chicken scraps after you finish eating. Dean Gokel believes they could be the answer to the country's gas problems.
Watch This Story Dean Gokel, a scientist who works out of a lab in Cary, said he can take chicken scraps and turn it into synthetic fuel that can run your car.

"I'm making fuel for pennies a gallon," he said.

Gokel created a dark, sludge-like fuel made from chicken parts. Gokel also said his fuel burns cleaner than diesel fuel or gasoline. Eventually, he said, he could figure out how to mass-produce the stuff as a real alternative to gasoline and oil.

Gokel has already been successful at using the bio-fuel to power small engines.

"I'm making small batches five gallons at a time, but I need to make a large-scale batch so I can tell the world to put it in a car and drive away," he said.

However, some businesses in Cary are not pleased with Gokel's idea.

Officials said several neighboring businesses have complained to the city that the stench is so bad they have to go outside their offices to catch a breath. Gokel acknowledges the problem but argues it is the price of progress.

"There's an odor. Sure. There are rules about odors, but everyone's trash stinks, and I'm trying to put it to use and do something with it," said Gokel.

The city has ordered Gokel to stop making the fuel until he can figure out a way to better ventilate the odor. Gokel contends his landlord should fix the ventilation system.


Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:17:32 AM EDT
About 10 years ago I saw a program on the Discovery Channel about a pig farmer in Gr Britain who collected his pig poo and turned it into methane. He ran all his vehicles on it. Think of it- all the BarBQue and gas you could ever need!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:23:28 AM EDT
Can you immagine the PETA whacko's whine if they grew chickens just to power an SUV?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:34:20 AM EDT
That's gross.
I bet it stinks like shit.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:35:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:
About 10 years ago I saw a program on the Discovery Channel about a pig farmer in Gr Britain who collected his pig poo and turned it into methane. He ran all his vehicles on it. Think of it- all the BarBQue and gas you could ever need!



Why not just take a crap in your gas tank?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:36:01 AM EDT
Some school buses in SC are run on chicken fat - as biodiesel - and are saving thousands in fuel costs I hear.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:54:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 8:56:02 AM EDT by armabill]
AssaultRifler Quote: Why not just take a crap in your gas tank?

Great idea!! A lot of us are full of it.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:57:46 AM EDT
Lemme see...

Pennies a gallon?

Yet another way to give PETA the finger?

An excuse for a BBQ every other day?

Who cares if it stinks! Smog stinks! I say hell yeah, stick the chicken in my gas tank!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:07:45 AM EDT
He's fixed the tailgating problem.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:08:09 AM EDT
I can just see the arfcom bumper stickers


Save the world.... Choke a chicken !
It's for the children ! w0000t !!!



Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:18:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By armabill:
AssaultRifler Quote: Why not just take a crap in your gas tank?

Great idea!! A lot of us are full of it.



Sorta like when they pissed in the radiator in Red Dawn...
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