Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"Fill 'er up - with wine!"

Europe's surplus wine lake is to be turned into ethanol to power vehicles.

The European Union's Official Journal carries a tender to transform 666,095 hectolitres of undrunk wine to companies willing to put it to "exclusive use as bioethanol in the fuel sector".

France and Italy each have lakes 250,000 hectolitres big, Spain hasn't drunk 150,000 hectolitres and Hungary a mere 16,095.

After the business has been done, the national agency will check that it had, actually, been turned to fuel, but not by drinking it.

Renewable energy? Yes (hic) please..

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