Researchers To Produce Ethanol From Beer And Soda Waste

Researchers To Produce Ethanol From Beer And Soda Waste

Convert soda and beer to into bio friendly ethanol?  Sounds a bit tipsy, but it’s true.  The project is led under the influence of New Brunswick Community College.  They are nearing completion of a $500,000 mobile pilot plant in which they hope to complete their spirited research.

Milco Industries will be the first company to partner with NBCC.  Milco typically gets paid to collect soda and beer waste.  They then pay landfills for disposing of the remains.  The plant will spend six to eight months on Milco’s property, consume their suds then stagger elsewhere for ethanol production testing.

If testing is successful, Milco will build their own plant. NBCC estimates that Milco has enough soda and beer waste to produce up to 500,000 gallons of ethanol.  I bet they can get a few bucks for that.

If successful, this intoxicating concept will help reduce waste on our planet and provide significant amounts of clean biofuel.  It would also create jobs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.  I’ll drink to that!

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One Response to Researchers To Produce Ethanol From Beer And Soda Waste

  1. someoldguy says:

    Better than Corn, because we need our corn…right?

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