Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Doc Brown was way ahead of his time...

In an article that Ari sent me, it seems that the days of committing one of the worst party fouls ever may be coming to an end. I'm speaking of course about "wounded soldiers", aka "leaving a man behind". More specifically, not finishing a perfectly good beer, leaving it to be poured out, blatantly wasted.

The article details the use of beer that didn't pass the quality test at the Coors Brewing facility in Golden, Colorado to be used as ethanol to power fleet vehicles used during the Democratic National Convention this summer in Denver, Colorado. Coors says they are the first major American brewery to make waste beer available for use as ethanol as they started this practice in 1996.

Sound familiar? See the clip below of the famed Flux Capacitor from Back to the Future (please excuse the poor image quality). When I first saw this part of the movie way back when (I was probably 7 or 8) I remember thinking that using waste as fuel would be cool and pretty resourceful, but was probably in the distant future IF it ever happened. It's happening much sooner than I thought, thankfully! Then again, when you're that age, trying to think of when you'll be nearing 30 seems like an eternity away I suppose.


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