Thursday, August 19, 2010

Now For Something Different: Whiskey Biofuel

Now and again I just need to dip into something different.

Whiskey Biofuel:  Scottish Engineers Want To Give Your Car a Stiff Drink
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Beef, butter sculptures, and people byproducts have made for some good biofuels. Now Scottish researchers are looking to whiskey. Processing whiskey waste–pot ale, the liquid in copper stills, and draff, leftovers from grain–researchers at Edinburgh Napier University have created butanol which they claim can provide 25 percent more energy per unit volume than ethanol, a more typical biofuel.
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