New biofuel for cars: whiskey

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A new whisky biofuel that can be used to power cars has been developed by scientists in Edinburgh.

Researchers found a formula to make the fuel from whisky by-products.

They combined so-called pot ale – the liquid from the copper stills distillery equipment – and the spent grains used to make whisky, also known as draff, to produce butanol.

This form of alcohol can then be used as fuel to drive a vehicle, much like ethanol.

Full story: Whisky Biofuel To Power Cars: Scottish Scientists Devise Fuel Formula From By-Products | Sky News

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