Fuel Loko-which was pulled from shelves across the New York City recently- could soon be found close to home: in your gas tank. The controversial beverage, originally advertised as 'blackout in a can,' was pulled from shelves after consumers complained the potent mix of alcohol and caffeine was causing dangerous side effects. Now, Four Loko and the three similarly formulated drinks have been turned into ethanol at facilities that are able to extract the alcohol from the drinks into something that can be sold and blended into gasoline. Wholesalers along the East Coast have begun sending truckloads of the boozy beverages to MXI Environmental Services in Virginia, one of just three facilities in the U.S. that recycles ethanol. The other parts of the drinks are reportedly recycled too, from the aluminum cans to the drinks' water component to the cardboard packaging and pallets they are shipped on. Brian Potter, vice president of operations at the MXI plant in Abingdon, said he and the other ethanol-converter facilities are slated to receive so many shipments of the drinks they could be working on the process for the foreseeable future. "We're equipped to process four truckloads a day, and we're at full capacity. 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," the New York Daily News quoted him as saying. Meanwhile, Phusion Projects, the company behind the drink, has announced the launching of a "limited edition" version of the product in January. The newly designed "Four Loko XXX" would offer customers a new flavor every four months, stated the company's press release. (ANI) Source: ANI << Young People Rank Sex and Paychecks Below Self-Esteem New Drug for Weight Loss >> Recommended Reading Expert Declares That Energy Drinks Are 'Just a Waste of Money' All those who are spending money on those energy sports drinks are just wasting their money-as they just end up consuming lots of extra calories, warns an expert. READ MORE Energy Drinks Boost Alcohol Consumption Researchers investigated drinking patterns when alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks are combined and pointed out that these energy drinks leads to increased alcohol consumption. READ MORE People May Benefit From Energy Drinks When Consumed Moderately A new study has revealed that moderate consumption of energy drinks can improve people's response time on a lab test measuring behavioral control. READ MORE Consuming High-caffeine Energy Drinks Linked To Alcohol Dependence Regularly consuming high-caffeine energy drinks significantly increases the risk of becoming alcohol-dependent and engaging in bouts of heavy drinking, a study published Tuesday found. READ MORE Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol Facts There is more to alcohol than mere intoxication. Infamous because of its social abuse but indispensable because of its many industrial applications. READ MORE Caffeine and Decaffeination Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant alkaloid commonly found in many of the products we consume daily. Excess intake of caffeine can lead to symptoms similar to substance addiction. READ MORE Energy Drinks – Power or Hype? Energy drinks come with the promise of giving a boost during a workout unlike anything an energy rich food can provide. This discussion will give an insight to the pros and cons of energy drinks. READ MORE Pancreatitis Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas may show up as acute pancreatitis or chronic pain. Alcohol consumption is the main offender. Treatment requires hospitalization and at times surgery. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) A-Z Drug Brands in India More News on: Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol FactsPancreatitisCaffeine and DecaffeinationEnergy Drinks – Power or Hype?