Leftover whey lives again as fuel, fertilizer

06/17/2013 | Associated Press, The

As much as 80% of leftover whey from Greek yogurt processing at Fage's upstate-New York plant is piped to a wastewater plant, where it's combined with anaerobic bacteria and turned into a combustible fuel that generates almost enough electricity to power the wastewater facility. Other companies, such as Chobani, ship the whey to nearby farms, where it's used as cow feed or as fertilizer.

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