Waste beer to power convention cars
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When the Democratic National Convention descends upon Denver later this summer, a fleet of vehicles provided by General Motors for the event won't be using just any ordinary fuel. Instead, the flex-fuel cars will run on clean-burning ethanol derived from waste beer produced at Molson Coors' Golden, Colo., brewery. Whereas most ethanol is based on corn, Coors produces about 3 million gallons of the stuff each year from beer that gets lost during packaging or is deemed below quality standards, for one reason or another. Coors says it is the nation's first major brewer to convert its waste beer into…
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