Ethanol from beer waste to fuel DNC

By | July 08, 2008
Molson Coors Brewing Co. and its U.S. subsidiary Coors Brewing Co. will be the official E85 ethanol producer for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Molson Coors is donating all the clean-burning ethanol fuel for the fleet of General Motors flexible-fuel vehicles to be used for convention transportation needs. Coors' ethanol is made from waste beer generated at its brewery in Golden, Colo., at an adjacent 3 MMgy ethanol plant owned by Merrick & Co. and operated by Coors. Using waste beer to produce ethanol lowers the emissions of volatile organic compounds from the Coors brewery by approximately 70 tons per year.