Wednesday, May 21, 2008
DENVER (AP) Some corporations donate dollars and others donate services.
Molson Coors is donating fuel made mostly out of waste beer to fuel the
Democratic National Convention.
The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee said Wednesday that Molson
Coors will donate all the ethanol-gasoline fuel blend the convention's
fleet of flex-fuel vehicles will need.
The fuel, known as E85, is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
The ethanol is made from beer lost during packaging or rejected for
quality reasons at the company's brewery in Golden. The Denver company
began converting waste beer to ethanol in 1996 and today produces about
3 million gallons of ethanol per year.
Molson Coors, one of the world's largest brewers, also will provide beer
for some events during the convention.
On the Net: http://www.molsoncoors.com.