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Chemical Science Scotland
World’s first whisky-fuelled car created in Edinburgh

The first ever car running on whisky residue has driven successfully for the first time.

Edinburgh based firm Celtic Renewables Ltd, a start-up company born out of Edinburgh Napier University, worked alongside Perthshire’s Tullibardine Distillery on the project.

The fuel is called biobutanol and is made from kernels of barley and pot ale. It’s designed as a direct replacement for both petrol & diesel and can be used on any standard car engine.

For more information, you can read the full BBC article here and watch this video on how biobutanol is made.