Foster's: Australian for Alternative Energy

Researchers at the University of Queensland have pioneered a way to create energy out of the waste created from brewing beer. First on tap (too good of a pun to pass up), Australian beer-maker Foster's. The Australian university and the product that made Australia famous among frat boys world wide have received a government grant to install a 660-gallon microbial fuel cell at Foster's Brisbane brewing plant. Bacteria in the fuel cell feast on the alcohol, sugar and starch discarded in the brewing process to create about 2 Kw of power - in addition to cleansing the waste water. Although the power output is minimal, it is a great way to get added benefits from a clean method of brewery waste water treatment. We can say "Cheers!" to that. ::Newsvine

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