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Drink whisky, save the planet

November 30, 2010

OK, that’s a slight exaggeration.

But check this out: Scottish scientists have developed a biofuel based on by-products from whisky production! “Pot ale”, the liquid from the copper stills, and “draff”, the spent grains are used to produce butanol – which has 30% more output power than ethanol, the traditional biofuel. Butanol can also be used in conventional cars without any adaptions of the engine.


Edinburgh Napier University’s article is here.

Here is an article in the Guardian.

And here is the original research article


[insert silly pun about drunk driving here]


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