German inventor denies using dead cats to make biodiesel

German inventor Christian Koch says he’s patented a way to convert trash into eco-friendly, high-quality biodiesel fuel that costs one-fifth the going price of diesel in his home country. To produce the alternative fuel, Koch claims he uses waste including paper, textiles, and plastics — but no dead cats. Got that? Koch is trying to set the record straight after the German paper Bild ran a story claiming he used run-over cats as raw material — “for a tank he needs 20 pussies,” read Tuesday’s headline. On Wednesday, the paper asked, “Can you really make fuel out of cats?” and quoted an angry Wolfgang Apel, president of the German Society for the Protection of Animals, who admonished that using felines in such a fashion “is outlawed in Germany.” Bild now says it was just trying to make a theoretical point about Koch’s process. “I’ve never used cats and would never think of that,” says the inventor. “At most the odd toad may have jumped in.”