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Old 12-22-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Cheese-based power station in the Alps produces enough power to supply a community of 1,500

Bacteria are added to the whey to produce the gas, which is then used to generate electricity that is sold to the energy company EDF.

“Whey is our fuel,” said François Decker of Valbio, the company that designed and built the power station, which opened in October. “It’s quite simply the same as the ingredient in natural yoghurt.”

French power station generates electricity from cheese - Telegraph
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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nothing new just digester gas...Anything that can be digested will create methane....
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Very interesting John, thanks for the link.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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here's one that uses food waste a bit closer to home...
BioPower - Avant Energy

P.S. what they don't tell you is is down for maintenance 65% of the time.....
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