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Is Bacon Grease the Fuel of the Future?


Breaking news: the future is here. Bacon grease can be used to help create the newest (and most delicious) form of biofuel. Used tires are reduced down to a powdered carbon, which is then combined with methanol and leftover bacon grease. The scientists behind this bacon fuel have found a great alternative that is sustainable in waste and energy production.

The US alone has around 300 million scrap tires each year that takes up a lot of room in landfills. Globally, that number is closer to 2 billion. Being able to use all those tires for something productive could free up acres of land across the planet. Fast-food restaurants empty their grease traps several times a week, but it usually just gets thrown out. We all know that America eats tons of bacon, so the supply of bacon grease will be unlimited – thanks to Baconeers alone, probably. If humans can run off bacon grease, why shouldn’t machines?

The team of scientists is looking to patent and license out their method in the next four to six months so it can be brought to the commercial market. Get ready, Baconeers – America could be driving bacon-fueled cars by 2019. Now that’s a future we can all believe in.

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