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Researchers are working on ways to turn virtually anything organic into fuel that could power vehicles.
In one pilot project in Georgia, fuel made from chicken fat powers school buses.
"The part of the chicken we use is the fat. And it comes from a renderer. They use every part of the chicken for something," said Greg Hopkins of U.S. Biofuels.
While things are still in an experimental stage, scientists say they have figured out ways to convert almost anything organic into fuel.
"Anything that was once a living thing -- plant life or animal -- can become fuel," said P.J. Sampson of Renewable Environmental Solutions.
For example, turkey parts are made into gasoline and heating oil. Pork fat is used to make fuel for cars....
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