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Four Loko energy drink banned from people, but good for cars?

It’s no secret by now that mixing alcohol and massive amounts of caffeine together is not the greatest combination for the human body. As Four Loko has been notoriously dubbed as “blackout in a can,” it could actually alleviate...
 Four Loko being turned into ethanol
 
 

It’s no secret by now that mixing alcohol and massive amounts of caffeine together is not the greatest combination for the human body. As Four Loko has been notoriously dubbed as “blackout in a can,” it could actually alleviate the stress and high prices associated with paying for gas.

The AP is reporting that Four Loko energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol.

MXI Environmental Services in Virginia, one of the three American facilities that recycles ethanol, is among those processing the banned beverages, which are coming from wholesalers and the manufacturers themselves, including Phusion Projects' Four Loko.

An MXI spokesperson stated the plant is operating at full capacity to process about 8,000 cans of the banned drink each day. MXI is able to distill the alcohol from the beverages to sell for blending with gasoline; the Company also sells the aluminum cans to a recycler.

First it was corn, now it’s energy drinks? They really are grasping at straws when it comes to finding alternatives to gasoline. Here’s an idea, why don’t these people abandon this concept of recycling energy drinks altogether and stop spiking the gas prices and abusing the American public?

All that money we’re spending on gas is probably going towards mindless research like this anyway, let’s save our money, stop ripping people off, and go back to paying $1.25 per gallon just like in the early 90’s. Everyone seemed to be happy with that, why disrupt it?

News Source: Minneapolis City Pages




 



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