Kiwis First in the World to Fuel Their Cars From Beer

DB Export brings “DB Export Brewtroleum” to the Masses

New Zealanders today became the first in the world to power their cars with commercially available biofuel, made from the by-product of beer. “DB Export Brewtroleum” was unveiled at Gull Kingsland in Auckland and hundreds of customers were invited to fuel up* to mark the launch.

Following extensive testing and research, DB Export is the first company to make beer-derived biofuel commercially available, and has produced an initial 30,000 litres of ethanol that has been mixed with premium petrol to make 300,000L of biofuel which will be sold at 60 Gull petrol stations across the North Island from today.

Made using ethanol derived after brewing DB Export, Brewtroleum emits 8% less carbon than traditional petroleum and delivers the same performance when compared. This means every time someone drinks DB Export they’re helping to create an environmentally-friendly biofuel that can be used in most engines that run on petrol.

DB Head of Domestic Beer Marketing, Sean O’Donnell, said, like many great Kiwi inventions, DB Export Brewtroleum was an idea sparked over a few beers.

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