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Arkansas Scientists Make Fuel From Chicken Fat

by 5m Editor
1 December 2005, at 12:00am

ARKANSAS - Fuel is the thing with feathers. Hoping to find an efficient way to help power automobiles and trucks, researchers at the University of Arkansas say they have developed a way to convert chicken fat to a biodiesel fuel. &quot;We&#39;re trying to expand the petroleum base,&quot; said Brian Mattingly, a graduate student in chemical engineering. &quot;Five to 20 percent blending of biodiesel into petroleum-based diesel significantly reduces our dependence on foreign oil.&quot; Mattingly&#39;s research allows biodiesel producers to assess different materials to see what works best. Producers will be able to choose the best way to convert different grades of chicken fat into fuels. R.E. Babcock, a professor of chemical engineering, said chicken-fat fuels are better for the environment and the machines. <i>Source: FoxNews</i>

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