Never Mind a Tiger in Your Tank: How About An Alligator?

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Bientôt de la graisse d’alligator dans les moteurs américains ?

Un alligator dans une rivière de Floride © AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

Researchers at the Lafayette campus of the University of Louisiana are looking for green substitutes for diesel fuel. The prime one now in use is soybeans, which are used to make biodiesel oil. But soybeans are also needed for human consumption and animal feed. The United States uses 45 billion gallons of diesel a year; making just one billion gallons from soybeans would use up 21 percent of the American crop, the scientists point out.

New York Times

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