“The exhaust smells like bacon. So when we cruise past you, you’ll thank us,” the project organizers say, virtuously adding, “If there were a bacon biodiesel tanker spill in the ocean, the fuel would be safe and mouthwatering fish food. This bacon biodiesel is nearly carbon-neutral, meaning it contributes almost zero emissions to global warming.”
When that’s all over, the motorcycle will be displayed at the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota.
Hormel Wants to Fuel Motorcycles With Bacon Grease
With Bacon Grease
The maker of Spam joins the sustainability game.
The maker of Spam joins the sustainability game.
America’s obsession with bacon shows no signs of abating. And Hormel—maker of Farmer John meat products and Spam—is adding fuel to the fire by converting bacon grease to biofuel.
The Minnesota-based food giant has built a diesel motorcycle that can run on the cured meat’s by-product.
“We actually [used] the grease from our Rochelle, Ill., plant,” Hormel brand manager Nick Schweitzer told ABC 6 News. It will be converted into B100 fuel, which yields almost zero hazardous waste, according to Scott Schraufnagel, who works for the ad agency that came up with the idea. He said that one pound of bacon material equals about a gallon of “pig fuel.” The savory biofuel costs around $3.50 per gallon, which can power the bike for 75 to 100 miles.
And yes, it will smell like bacon as you cruise.
“We are working with a bacon lover who’s going to be riding the bike starting a cross-country trip where we’ll be going from Austin, Minn., to San Diego, Calif.,” Schraufnagel told ABC 6 News. The journey will be included in the documentary Driven by Bacon, which is set to premiere at the San Diego Bacon Fest in late August.
Of course, the approach begs the question, How sustainable is it? Producing bacon and other pork products in the first place generates carbon emissions. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, swine production accounts for 44 percent of methane emissions from manure in the United States. Bio-Blend Fuels, a Wisconsin-based plant that converted pork fat to fuel for cars, shut down in January because of Renewable Fuel Standard “woes.”
But you can’t blame the brand for trying, and it might even inspire more innovations from the meat industry.
“If there were a bacon biodiesel tanker spill in the ocean, the fuel would be safe and mouthwatering fish food,” a project organizer told The Washington Times. After the cross-country journey, the bike will be displayed at the Spam Museum in Austin, Minn.
12 Dänen tot: Gibt es die Killer-Keime aus der Giftwurst auch in Deutschland?
Zwölf Dänen nach Listerien-Infektion tot ++ Reederei schlägt AlarmGift-Wurst wurde auch auf Urlauber-Fähren verkauft!
- Von INGRID RAAGAARD
Gibt es die Killer-Keime aus der Giftwurst auch in Deutschland?
Bisher keine aktuellen Fälle in Deutschland
Lebensmittel-Skandal in Dänemark
Bakterien!Gift-Wurst tötet 12 Dänen
12 Tote durch ListerienSo töten die Keime in der dänischen Gift-Wurst
Keime im “gesunden” EssenWie gefährdet bin ich durch Listerien?
Immer mehr Erkrankte
China holds six from OSI unit in food scandal: company
by Staff Writers
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 05, 2014
Chinese police investigating an expired meat scandal have detained another official from a local unit of US food supplier OSI Group, bringing the total to six, the company said.
Police previously said they were holding five officials of Shanghai Husi Food Co., a subsidiary of OSI which operated a factory shut down by authorities for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product and selling it to fast food chains in China. Its clients include McDonald’s and KFC.
Neither OSI nor state media gave the identities of the detained officials, but the official Xinhua news agency said they were “senior executives”.
“We can confirm that as part of the on-going governmental investigation into our company, the Shanghai branch of the Public Security Bureau has detained six employees of Shanghai Husi,” OSI said in a statement provided to media on Monday.
“Throughout this investigatory process, we have been and will continue to provide our complete cooperation to all authorities involved,” it said.
Besides the government investigation, OSI is conducting an internal probe after shaking up the management of its China operations, top company officials told a news conference in Shanghai last week.
Xinhua also reported late Monday that Shanghai’s food safety and commerce agencies were investigating OSI’s China headquarters, demanding documents and greater cooperation.
The OSI Shanghai factory’s customers in China included McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King, 7-Eleven convenience stores and Papa John’s Pizza, according to the companies.
McDonald’s says it has already severed its relationship with OSI, which has caused the fast food giant to pull meat items — including Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets — from many of its more than 2,000 China outlets since last week.
The National Business Daily newspaper reported Monday that some McDonald’s restaurants in Beijing had resumed selling chicken items and beef burgers following the widespread shortages.
McDonald’s said Monday that the recent incident has caused a “significant negative impact” on sales in China, Japan and some other markets.
The scandal has spread to Japan and Hong Kong. McDonald’s Japan had stopped selling products with chicken sourced from China and introduced nuggets made from tofu, though it denied a link to the meat scandal.
In Hong Kong — a special administrative region of China — McDonald’s suspended sales of chicken nuggets and several other items.
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