British supermarket turns rotting food into power

07/23/2014 | Popular Science

A British supermarket chain has devised an innovative use for groceries that go bad before they are sold: let them rot and use the gasses as a sustainable energy source. The Sainsbury chain will feed food waste into anaerobic digesters, which mimic the digestive tract of cows, ultimately producing biomethane that can support the store's energy needs.

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