Articles Posted in the Transport category

Plastic surgeon in lipodiesel probe

December 27, 2008
Posted in Transport

A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is reportedly being investigated for allegedly using fat liposuctioned from his patients to power his and his girlfriend’s 4×4 vehicles.

The Mail Online reports that surgeon Dr Alan Bittern claimed that his patients were happy for their unwanted fat to be put to use as biofuel, which he apparently calls “lipodiesel”.

“The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel¬† –¬† and I have more fat than I can use,” he is quoted as saying.

But it is illegal in the United States to use human medical waste to power vehicles and the doctor – who is believed to have moved to South America – is being investigated by the California health department, the report says.

Read the fully story

[Thanks to Alf for the link]

Fossil fuel-free rally from Vic Falls to Cape Town

July 30, 2008
Posted in Transport


Are you the proud owner or developer of an electric, solar, hybrid, biofuel or hydrogen vehicle? Here’s a chance to show it off in a 4,000km rally from the Victoria Falls in Zambia, through the Caprivi and down through Namibia to Cape Town.

Zero Rally Africa says the event will be one of the “greatest demonstrations of sustainable transport in one of the most dramatic settings on Earth”. The route is certainly spectacular, besides the Vic Falls and Cape Town, the rally will go through the Caprivi Strip, which is rich in wildlife, particularly elephants, and has no fences so the animals roam freely between Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. It also crosses the Etosha National Park, and passes the Namib desert.

The aim of Zero Rally Africa is to highlight the importance of renewable energy and, in particular, carbon neutral transport. It is open to any non-fossil fuel vehicle and runs from January 28 to February 8 2009.

Interested? Go to Zero Rally Africa‘s website for more information on entrance requirements.

Via :: Treehugger