New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

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    New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    Scots create whisky-based fuel
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    Scientists in Scotland have unveiled a biofuel developed from the by-products of the whisky distillation process.

    Researchers at Edinburgh's Napier University have filed a patent for the product, which they say could be used to fuel ordinary cars without special adaptations.

    The biofuel, which has been developed during a two-year research project, uses the two main by-products from the whisky-making process.

    Pot ale, the liquid from the copper stills, and the spent grains, called draff, are used as the base to produce butanol, which can then be used as fuel.

    "The new biofuel is made from biological material which has been already generated," said Martin Tangney, who is leading the research.

    He added the most likely way the biofuel would be used was by blending five or 10 per cent of the product with petrol or diesel.

    Richard Dixon, the Scotland director of environmental campaign group WWF, praised the new product, saying unlike other biofuels it could be made without causing "massive environmental damage to forests and wildlife".



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    Great news to all Scotch drinkers and I would guess similar to Bourbon drinkers too. A Scottish company is filing a patent for a bio-fuel made from the by-products of making whisky!
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel

    Researchers at Edinburgh's Napier University have filed a patent for the product, which they say could be used to fuel ordinary cars without special adaptations.
    The article goes on to discuss a 5-10% blend with gasoline or diesel. Does the above statement apply only to those percentages or are they saying it would work as an 85% (ala E85) without special adaptation?
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    woo hoo more reasons for good ol wiskey! in all reality though while this may be great for recycling the byproducts of another good in reality it's not an important fuel source.

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    Finally! Proof that drinking is good for the environment!
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    I was at the Jack Daniels distillery earlier this summer - they use the leftover crap from the yeast process and feed it to cows as feed. I guess they can use it for fuel now!
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    Drink more whisky? Awesome!

    I wonder if the Irish will come up with an energy source from the byproducts of brewing Guiness?
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    ♫♫♫ There is whiskey in the jar.........err.....I mean in the tank.
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    If you noticed ... the end product was BUTANOL, which has characteristics more like gasoline than alcohol.

    I fact ... I suspect 100% butanol could be used in gasoline engines. I am not sure about long term engine reiability.

    I doubt significant concentrations of butanol (10% might be too high) can be used in diesel because of lubricity losses.
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    Very interesting. If its just waste material, why not use it, as long as the cost is sustainable?
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    Just don't waste any Jack Daniels or George Dickel on this. That is my fuel. lol

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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    So now ..... " Freedom and Whiskey " becomes " Freedom, Whiskey, and Fuel " ?
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    Re: New source of bio-fuel: Scots create whisky-based fuel

    As long as they dont put the price of whiskey up

    I like my scotch :p

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