New Ben & Jerry's Plant Will Power Itself With Excess Bio Waste

By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 30, 2011 • References: & treehugger
Ice-cream powered factories might sound too awesome to be true, but the new Ben & Jerry's factory in the Netherlands will be producing energy from excess ice cream via a bio-digester generator by the end of this year.

The bio-digester is a Paques' BIOPAQ®AFR, which uses tiny microorganisms that release biogas and purify water when they consume bio waste. The result is that the new plant will be able to produce 40 percent of its green energy quota while also cutting water and food waste. Stats for Ice Cream-Powered Factories Trending: Older & Chilly
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