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Potato Power to Fuel British Food Plant


One of the UK’s biggest food manufacturers is turning to the power of the potato as it seeks new sources of energy to run its factory. 2 Sisters Food Group has installed a plant that allows surplus mash from its production line to be converted into electricity and heat, in a move that should cut carbon emissions by a fifth. The anaerobic digestion plant takes peelings and unused potato that would otherwise go to waste. 2 Sisters claims its facility in Carlisle, England should produce 3,500 megawatt hours per year of electricity or enough to power around 850 homes. It’s also expected to generate a further 5,000 megawatt hours per year in heat for the plant’s manufacturing processes.

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