When you think of alligators, you think of shoes, wallets, long lasting handbags, and of course Swamp People. But researchers at UL say there is another use for them.

Alligators can help reduce the use of fossil fuels. The researchers say alligator fat can be turned into oil, which can then be converted into biodiesel. Their study also showed gator fat would not only serve better than other animal lard, but it would reduce the demand for soybeans. Soy oil is the primary source for biodiesel in the U.S.