Ok. We've been through a bacon obsessive few years in this country as chefs and home cooks found more and more places to incorporate it. It landed in ice cream, bread, wrapped mummy tight around roasts, in cookies, covered with chocolate and on and on. Worse, as the popularity of bacon grew, big time chefs decided to start calling it pork belly.
Now vehicle makers want some of that bacon too and are taking it to a whole other level by turning the bacon grease into fuel. Hormel and BBDO an advertising company out to Minneapolis to turn Hormel's Black Label bacon grease into a fuel to power motorcycles.
Some 275 gallons of bacon grease were converted into 250 gallons of biofuel made up of bacon grease, paraffin hydroxide, and methanol. Fuel costs about $3.50 per gallon, and the bike gets somewhere between 75 and 100 mpg. And a bike and its rider are riding bacon from Utah to Reno.
Smells like breakfast as he rides the highways.