Tanked Up: 'Beer Petrol' Lets You Drink And Drive (Sort Of)

Tanked Up: 'Beer Petrol' Lets You Drink And Drive (Sort Of)

Tanked up: the beer-based petrol was unveiled last week (Caters)

A brewery has become the first in the world to use BEER as petrol.

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase tanked up, DB Export have produced the first biofuel using lager by-products.

And it was the brainchild of a few lager-fuelled mates!

The New Zealand-based brewer started supplying the biofuel – named DB Export Brewtroleum – at over 60 sites across the North Island.

Made from mixing 30,000 litres of ethanol with 300,000 litres of premium petrol, it was unveiled last Monday.

Brewtroleum emits 8% less carbon than traditional petroleum & delivers the same performance when compared.

A petrol station in New Zealand shows off the new greener fuel brand (Caters)

Sean O’Donnell, head of domestic beer marketing at DB, said: “Like many tremendous Kiwi inventions, DB Export Brewtroleum was an idea sparked over a few beers.

“This is a genuinely thrilling opportunity. It’s a world first. We’re helping Kiwis save the world by doing what they enjoy best – drinking beer.

“We saw the opportunity to take the natural by-product of the brewing process & turn it into something that can genuinely assist the environment.

“To now be selling it through a major petrol retailer like Gull shows the power of not just having smart ideas yet turning them into reality.”

The first batch is expected to last approximately six weeks & is a test to see if it’s feasible in the longer term.

David Bodger, general nanager of Gull New Zealand, said: “We’ve been making biofuels since 2007 & are always keen to assist out anyone interested in producing cleaner fuel.

“We applaud DB Export for showing a bit of Kiwi ingenuity – it just goes to show how many opportunities are out there to make viable biofuels & assist the environment.”

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Source: “Yahoo News”

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