New Fuel Source?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Ken Scharabok, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

    May 11, 2002
    Will file this one with the 200 mpg carbarator ads:

    Updated: 07:52 AM EDT
    Inventor Denies Use of Dead Cats for Fuel

    BERLIN (Sept. 15) - A German inventor said he has developed a method to produce crude oil products from waste that he believes can be an answer to the soaring costs of fuel, but denied a German newspaper story implying he also used dead cats.

    Christian Koch, an inventor and patent holder of the "KDV 500" that he said produces high quality fuel, said he can transform waste products such as paper, rubbish and plastic materials into fuel.

    But Koch, 55, said there was no truth to stories published in Bild newspaper on Tuesday and Wednesday that suggested he used dead cats as part of the mix for his organic diesel fuel.

    "I use paper, plastics, textiles and rubbish," Koch told Reuters.

    "It's an alternative fuel that is friendly for the environment. But it's complete nonsense to suggest dead cats. I've never used cats and would never think of that. At most the odd toad may have jumped in."

    Bild on Tuesday wrote a headline: "German inventor can turn cats into fuel -- for a tank he needs 20 cats." The paper on Wednesday followed up with a story entitled: "Can you really make fuel out of cats?"

    A spokesman for Bild told Reuters the story was meant to show that cat remains could "in theory" be used to make fuel with Koch's patented method.

    The author of the story said Koch had never told him directly that he had used dead cats as the story implied.

    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.

    "I drive my normal diesel-powered car with this mixture," Koch is quoted saying in Bild, next to a large picture of a kitten. "I have gone 170,000 km (106,000 miles) without a problem."

    09/15/05 06:54 ET
  2. mikell

    mikell Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2002
    South West MI
    Changing world techonoliges is working on a simular approach and is currently running a plant. I don't think it will be too long before companies are fighting over the right to remove landfills and renew the waste back in the system.


  3. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2003
    Whiskey Flats(Ft. Worth) , Tx
    If the human body can convert chili peppers , Beans , cheese , onions , etc. into a combustable Gas why not capture our "Fart Fuels" and put a small engine on some roller skates and just cruise on Down to Fart Mart . Have a plate of Nachos , Freeholes , etc. then wait for the pressure to build and "away we go" .....fordy.. :grit: :eek:
  4. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    SouthEastern Illinois
    Better yet, Cow Patty processing "units" right by a large cow farm! :happy:
  5. tooltime

    tooltime Border Ruffian

    Nov 16, 2003
    Many states already have pilot projects or operational methane digesters at large dairies.
  6. Esteban29304

    Esteban29304 Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    I'll bet his engine just " PURRS " right along !!

    I am ashamed I wrote this!!
  7. Hip_Shot_Hanna

    Hip_Shot_Hanna Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Japen and Europe use the gases from land fill dumps to fuil generators ,, and i have seen a geologist claiming there is more iron in dumps per cubic yard than in the Ore , he wants to dig up land fills to reclaim the steel !! :confused: