This is pretty cool. I like the way the things are going along these routes.
Another wiff of the future…
Quaker Oats Porridge Powered Factory
post by Tylene Levesque
Here’s a breakfast that’s capable of not only fueling your body but also powering the entire factory that makes it. Scott’s Porage Oats, a Quaker Oats Factory at Uthrogle Mills in Scotland is installing a combined heat and power biomass boiler that will enable the factory to become carbon-neutral, running entirely on waste oat husks. The husks, removed from the oats during the milling process, will provide 9,709 MWhrs of electricity and 10,902 MWhrs of steam a year, reducing its emissions by 9,000 tonnes a year—equivalent to the annual emissions of 3,000 cars. Now none of the energy stored in the oats will go to waste.
I just read that Cuba has been doing this with their sugar cane factories since the 1950’s. Cuba FTW!