Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby, you can drive my car!

Using the bio-mass waste products derived from the making of malt whisky, researchers in Edinburgh have successfully distilled a fuel which can be used to power car engines without any modification of the motor.

They found they were able to make a form of biobutanol... which is 30% more efficient than ethanol... with two whiskey byproducts – pot ale and draff. 

According to the BBC...

Pot ale is a liquid created from copper stills, and draff comes from the spent grains used to create whisky. Each year the whisky industry throws away 420 million gallons of pot ale and 410 million pounds of draff, and the researchers proved that this waste could be used to power vehicles successfully.


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