Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vodka Leftovers May De-Ice Our Roads

Vodka isn't just for drinking anymore- it could help to de-ice our roads soon! Because road salt is hard on our roads, vehicles and the environment, researchers at our own Washington State University are using barley residue from vodka distilleries to develop environment-friendly deicers to combat highway snow. Why not? It was just going to go to waste anyway.

Time has the details on this.

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