Recycling Beverage Waste into Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Diversified EthanolA Minnesota company has developed a process to convert waste beverages into fuel.

Diversified Ethanol, a subsidiary of Greenbelt Resources Corporation, is focused on producing valuable renewable energy from waste substances that are produced by breweries and soft drink manufacturers.

According to a company release, Diversified Ethanol designs and builds small scale, modular ethanol plants that utilize existing waste as feedstocks which can be converted to ethanol or biodeisel. For example, using their proprietary technology, breweries, beverage recycling and food processing facilities can now convert their liquid waste into ethanol and a new revenue stream. A 5 million gallon per year plant is currently under construction for a major soda recycler in Southern California and is expected to be in operation by this summer.

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