A German inventor recently found a way to produce diesel with dead cats, but aroused strong opposition from animal protectors.
According to Reuters report, 55-year-old Christian Koch said the method uses daily garbage, cadavers of cats and other materials. The whole process can be done at home.
It has been proved that the fuel can be used in common diesel generators for civilian use.
Koch said that he tanks his car with the diesel mixture and has driven it for 170,000 kilometers without any problems.
According to the website of Koch's company, his invention has won patent. The equipment called "KDV500" can produce what he calls "bio-diesel" at a cost of 23 euro cents (about 30 US dollar cents) per liter, which is one fifth of diesel price at gas stations. Koch said only 20 cats are needed to fill a 50-liter tank.
However, Koch's innovation aroused opposition from animal protectors. Chairman of a German animal protection association said it is illegal to process fuel with dead cats and they will pay close attention to the matter.
By People's Daily Online