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The New York Times reports on a possible new use for butter - converting it to diesel fuel. There apparently is a process that has been invented that can make “biodiesel fuel out of a wide range of nonedible, low-value ‘fog’ - the industry shorthand for fats, oils and grease.”

While turning edible butter into diesel would not be economical - unless, of course, your diesel-powered truck or car ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere and all you had handy were a cow and a butter churn - it is believed that “agricultural waste, including that of dairy farms, as one potential source of materials that could be turned into fuel.”
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