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Banned energy drink to be converted into biofuel

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  • Jan 7, 2011

Now that Four Loko and similar alcoholic caffeinated energy drinks have been banned by the Food and Drug Administration, some wholesalers in the East Coast are shipping the drinks to plants that will convert them into biofuel.

“We’re equipped to process four truckloads a day, and we’re at full capacity,” he said. “There are about 30 different products involved, and we’ve only seen a couple of them at this point. It could go on for several months.”

In addition to recycling the drinks into ethanol, MXI is also recycling the aluminum cans and Potter said in about 30 days the cans will be back on the shelf as another beer can. They also recycle the drinks’ water, cardboard packaging and shipping pallets.

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