HUMANFUEL - Energy for the future PDF Print E-mail

The researchteam at Lipotechnica has developed groundbreaking techniques of efficiently and economically production of a biofuel based on leftover products from liposuction. Making use of human medical waste products we are picking up the race with companies like ConocoPhillips making use of poultry fat - only our productline will have a nonviolent and high ecological profile.


 The chemical engineering researchers at Lipotechnica have investigated supercritical methanol as a method of converting human fat into biodiesel fuel. The new study successfully converted tall oil fatty acid into biodiesel at a yield of greater than 90 percent, significantly advancing efforts to develop commercially viable fuel out of plentiful, accessible human medical waste. Love handles can power a car? Frighteningly, yes. Fat--whether animal or vegetable--contains triglycerides that can be extracted and turned into diesel.



Estonian Fund for Nature concerned

Here in the Baltics some agree with this viewpoint.“It’s clear that oil [supplies] will dry up one day, and biofuels endanger the food supply in the world. Sooner or later, the production of biodiesel from food corn will probably be diminished,” said Urmo Lehtveer from the Estonian Fund for Nature.