Whiskey Biofuel Can be Made from Distillery Waste Products

 - Aug 21, 2010   Updated: Aug 8 2011
References: news.discovery & huffingtonpost
Byproducts from distilling whiskey are being used in Scotland to make biofuel. Because the whiskey biofuel is made from whiskey distillation waste products, special crops don't have to be grown to produce it. A big bonus is that whiskey biofuel can be used without engine modifications.

Researchers have filed a patent application for the whiskey biofuel process. The next step will be upping production so the fuel can be distributed to British gas stations.

Implications - Forget getting drunk, the market for turning this Whiskey into fuel is a promising one for both companies intending to develop it commercially and for the environment. The whiskey industry is a six billion dollar one, producing almost half a million gallons of pot ale and draff every year.