Beer-based fuel: It’s one for the road

In what is claimed to be a world first, from today Aucklanders can top up their cars with Brewtroleum. Kiwis can now use a beer byproduct to fill their cars, with a new biofuel being unveiled at an Auckland service station today.

The fuel, dubbed “Brewtroleum”, is made by blending ethanol – extracted from yeast left over after beer is brewed – with normal petrol.  It is due to be unveiled at Gull Kingsland this morning and will be sold at 60 of the company’s service stations across the North Island from today.

Though biofuels are already available in New Zealand, through petrol stations like Gull and Mobil, DB Breweries – the creators of the 98 octane Brewtroleum – claim this is the world’s first commercially available biofuel made from a beer by-product.

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