Scottish Develop Whisky-Based Biofuel

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Leave it to Scotland to discover that whisky lowers not only inhibitions but also carbon emissions.

Edinburgh Napier University has developed a biofuel based on whisky byproducts, the BBC reports. Researchers used the byproducts to create biobutanol, a fuel that provides 30% more output than ethanol.

If they successfully bid for it to be available at the pump, it could be a financial windfall for the Scottish, who count whisky as a major industry. Plus, since the fuel needs only the byproducts from the whisky-production process, that would mean more (and cheaper) booze. Sounds like a win all around.