Eat my greasy and delicious dust! If I were riding on the back of this bacon motorcycle and found myself in a cheesy action movie, that’s what I would definitely be shouting at passing motorists. Hormel Foods has partnered with a biodiesel company to create the world’s first fuel made from bacon grease. The fuel will then be used to power the world’s first motorcycle that runs on bacon.The vehicle will be the star of a documentary called Driven by Bacon in which one lucky “porkophile” will be able to ride the motorcycle cross-country from Austin to San Diego and hang out with other fellow bacon-lovers (a.k.a. the entire population of America). And yes, the exhaust pipe will emit scents of delicious porcine grease.
Besides being a fun and gimmicky documentary that’s sure to hit your Netflix screens later this year, we have to ask: will bacon really be the fuel of the future?
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“If there were a bacon biodiesel tanker spill in the ocean, the fuel would be safe and mouthwatering fish food,” the project organizers told The Washington Times. “This bacon biodiesel is nearly carbon-neutral, meaning it contributes almost zero emissions to global warming.”
Unfortunately, the bacon bio-diesel idea may have to be scrapped from the dinner table for now, because it would require a whole lot more pork in the world, and we may already be experiencing a bacon shortage.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi