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This Factory Discovered A Way To Harness The Power of MASHED POTATOES

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When we were kids, we thought one of the coolest science projects was powering a light bulb with nothing more than a potato. Since those science fairs, technology has advanced astronomically. We’ve come a long way from a simple light bulb as there is now an entire factory that’s powered by mashed potatoes.

England’s third-largest food company, 2 Sisters Food Group, uses leftover potato parts to power their plants. Potato fuel also includes peelings and mashed potato-based shepherd’s pies, reports The Guardian.

The potatoes are fed into a giant digestion plant that creates energy. Together, the discarded potato pieces are expected to generate 3,500 megawatt hours a year of electricity. That’s enough to power about 850 homes.

By using this method of energy production, 2 Sisters’ landfill output will drop to zero and its carbon emissions are reduced by a fifth. The company even plans to build ten more of these bio-refinery plants by the 2018. Four of which will focus on generating energy from chicken remains.

 

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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