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Confiscated alcohol fuels public transport in Sweden

Smugglers trying to sneak alcohol into Sweden are unwittingly helping fuel the country’s public transport system – and reduce greenhouse emissions. In 2006, almost 700,000 litres of beer, wine and spirits were seized by Sweden’s national customs service. But rather than pour the alcohol down the drain, the illegal booze was converted into biogas to power some of the country’s public transport system, including buses, trucks and a biogas train. Svensk Biogas AB, who converts most of the liquor, says one litre of pure alcohol is enough to make about half a litre of biogas.

Source: The Guardian

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