Ethanol plant to run on flat beer, soda

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - Here's a beer and soda idea with an energy kick to it.
A northeast Ohio company plans to use stale beer and soda to become the state's first producer of the alternative fuel ethanol.
A company called "Liquid Resources of Ohio" plans to break down liquid wastes containing corn syrup or alcohol to make ethanol.
The company has agreed to buy a former chemical plant in Medina and could open the ethanol operation by the end of the year. It will employ up to 25 people.
Liquid Resources plans to purchase beer and soda from companies stuck with products that have passed their freshness dates.
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