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Biofuel From Whiskey Waste
2013-06-18 05:36:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scottish start-up Celtic Renewables is bringing back a once popular fermentation process that it says can be used to produce superior next-generation biofuels from the byproducts of various biological industries. The company is initially focused on the $6 billion Scottish Malt Whisky industry as a ready resource for developing biobutanol, a biofuel that has 25 percent more energy per unit volume than bioethanol. Just 10 percent...

2010-08-18 12:45:00

Scientists in Scotland unveiled a biofuel on Tuesday that will help power cars developed from the by-products of the distillation process of whiskey. The researchers at Edinburgh Napier University developed the biofuel and filed a patent for the product, which they said could be used to fuel ordinary cars without any type of special adaptations. The biofuel uses the two main by-products from the whisky production process known as "pot ale" and "draff." The "pot ale" by-product is the...

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