• Hybrid cars emit way more pollution than advertised

    From Trump The Luser@21:1/5 to Siri Cruise on Wed May 12 15:52:48 2021
    XPost: sac.politics, alt.politics.democrats, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
    XPost: alt.global-warming

    Siri Cruise wrote

    In article <XnsAC82A4F8F3E36COO27@>,
    "Joe's 'ho down" <forging-asshole@excite.com> wrote:

    The European group Transport and Environment (T&E), which campaigns for

    Never heard of them before.

    renewable energy in transportation, found three top-selling plug-in
    hybrid SUVs - BMW's X5, Volvo's XC60 and Mitsubishi's Outlander - are
    emitting 28% to 89% more carbon dioxide than advertised, even under
    ideal road conditions.

    Has their thesis been peer reviewed yet?

    It's time to turn the fat of rightists into fuel for our SUVs.

    Most of their other body parts are useless, but their fat will give them purpose to exist.

    Harvesting fat rightists for their blubber: The renewable fuel
    of the future.

    Biodiesel from human fat technically feasible

    The California State Medical Board last month searched
    Bittner's Rodeo Drive office and his home, confiscating medical
    records, computers and other documents regarding his
    "liposculpting" practice, the Beverly Hills Courier reported
    earlier this month.

    In a letter to patients posted on his Web site, Bittner says
    he left his plastic surgery practice to return to South America
    "to volunteer with a small clinic that is very similar to where
    my medical career began decades ago, where I can help those
    most in need."

    Kevin Pho, a Nashua, N.H., primary care physician
    board-certified in internal medicine, noted last week on his
    KevinMD.com Web site that, though possible to make biofuel from
    human fat, it is illegal to do so. It's possible that Bittner
    didn't realize he was breaking the law, given that he posted
    regular updates on his fat feat on his blog, lipodiesel.com,
    which is no longer functioning. He portrayed his liposuction
    business as a success, claiming to have treated nearly 7,000
    patients. There are also customer testimonials on Bittner's
    site, where he posted photos in which he's pictured with
    patients holding up bags purportedly containing the globs of
    fat suctioned from various parts of their bodies.

    Bittner's legal troubles (he was also sued in 2003 for "false
    and deceptive advertising" of a test marketed as an alternative
    to mammography for the detection of breast cancer) aside, his
    quest for a feasible form of renewable fuel is shared by
    scientists worldwide. Mind you, most of them are researching
    much more promising (and legal) biofuel ingredients such as
    algae, jatropa (a woody shrub from Africa that produces oily
    seeds) and beef and chicken lard.

    It's been known for some time that animal fat is, technically,
    a good source for biofuels. In a 1996 report to the National
    Biodiesel Board (a biodiesel trade association established in
    1992), University of Idaho researcher Jon Van Gerpen (at the
    time with Iowa State University) concluded that biodiesel fuels
    produced from vegetable oils and animal fats are very similar,
    containing the same chemical compounds but in different
    amounts. "There does not appear to be any basis for making a
    distinction between the two fuels in terms of their impact on
    engine performance and emissions," he wrote.

    More recently, Tyson Foods and biofuel company Syntroleum
    Corporation formed a joint venture called Dynamic Fuels and in
    October broke ground on a $138 million renewable fuels plant in
    Geismar, La. Dynamic Fuels will primarily use Tyson Foods's
    beef tallow, pork lard, chicken fat and greases to make a
    renewable synthetic diesel fuel that can be sold in the U.S.
    within the existing diesel fuel distribution system. The
    Dynamic Fuels plant is scheduled to begin production in 2010,
    with a total capacity of 75 million gallons per year.

    Even with his apparently large clientele, it's unlikely Bittner
    could have competed with that type of volume. Update (10:45
    p.m.): 60-Second Science reader Quinn Heraty notes that this
    post reminded her of "Vivoleum," a fake campaign by the Yes
    Men, a group that impersonates the powerful to satirize them.
    Their Vivoleum is an oil product made from human flesh -- in
    this case people who are already dead. (Heraty does some pro
    bono work for the Yes Men, along with the Electronic Frontier

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