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 â€“ named DB Export Brewtroleum â€“ 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: â€œLike many tremendous Kiwi inventions, DB Export Brewtroleum was an idea sparked over a few beers.
“This is a genuinely thrilling opportunity. Itâ€™s a world first. Weâ€™re helping Kiwis save the world by doing what they enjoy best â€“ 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.â€
The first batch is expected to last approximately six weeks & is a test to see if itâ€™s feasible in the longer term.
David Bodger, general nanager of Gull New Zealand, said: â€œWeâ€™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 â€“ it just goes to show how many opportunities are out there to make viable biofuels & assist the environment.â€
Source: “Yahoo News”