Gallery: Democratic National Convention Vehicles will be beer powered!

 

Mixing beer with driving is usually not a good idea, but throw in a political convention and you may be on to something. In an effort to green the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Democratic party has announced that the official DNC vehicles will use an ethanol-gasoline fuel blend made from waste beer! Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Company will be filling the tanks of the 400 GM flex fuel vehicles in the DNC fleet which will transport officials, politicians, delegates, staff and media around Denver for the August 25th event.

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  1. jbella July 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    They finaly found a good use for Coors! Yay!

  2. malehrman July 8, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Great site, glad I happened upon it.

    I will tip my hat to the folks at the DNC for this idea, it sounds like they are working hard to meet a variety of green standards in planning the convention (see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/us/politics/06convention.html?_r=1&sq=convention&st=nyt&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1215361770-sGKERD4PIupRTYmvtAcA3A&oref=slogin for some of the things they are planning).

    In either case, the only unfortunate part of this is giving Coors the publicity, seeing as how Coors is one of the biggest funders of the Republican Party and conservative movement.

  3. leafpure July 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    This is so cool. I am happy that my fav blog mentions Obama!

    Great news.

  4. mls July 8, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    200 proof is pure alcohol, 400 proof is impossible. E85 is 15% gasoline, not 15% ethanol.

    Otherwise, an interesting story.

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