Clearly, there are still a lot of kinks to be worked out for piganol to be a viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, but we are cautiously optimistic. This is only a prototype design, but fuel efficiency is reported to be quite good, as is the bacon byproduct (I had some).
As you can see there are some tradeoffs.
The fuel tank is larger than you would expect on such a vehicle and is now a mesh wire cage rather than a fully enclosed tank. This presents an opportunity for vehicles to get into accidents when their pigs get snagged on an incoming vehicle; it’s possible that this could be fixed by dismembering all the pigs but this revision has not yet been incorporated into the design.
The pigs squeal creating noise pollution. We are old school so we don’t see the exchange of one kind of pollution (green house) for another (noise) as a net benefit to society. Pollution is pollution.
Recommendation: Currently, we put piganol as a low probability to become a viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, but we will continue to monitor piganol, sheepanol and and other live-animal-in-cages fuel sources. There are ways to position your portfolio to benefit from traction gained by piganol without engendering the huge risk associated with a not-yet adopted future technology. The pig byproducts markets will benefit from increased prices when/if piganol takes off. In this space, we recommend Bacon for the strength of its fundamentals and its ability to effectively complement lettuce and tomatoes, an overlooked component of its ability to grow earnings. We see Bacon as a low risk investment with moderate upside, allowing even the most cautious investor a way to play piganol.