UK food factory becomes the first in the world to be run on potato power

Posted: 30th September 2015 by Absurd Stories in Food
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UK food factory becomes the first in the world to be run on potato power
A British pie and mash firm has become the first factory in the world to run on a potato-powered heat generator. The Cavaghan and Gray ready-meals plant in Carlisle, Cumbria, is powered by a bio-refinery that disciple its own extra murphy and potato crust into heat and steam. Opening up today, the new advanced green alternator will produce 3500, MWh a year in heat – enough to supply power to 850 homes. The “first-of-its-kind” potato-powered bio-generator is also normal to achieve around 5000, MWh a year in steam. Potato crust are taken from their own pie-and-mash food line – such as their mince beef and onion potato-topped pies accessible in bazaar like Tesco and Sainsburys. Cavaghan & Gray’s parent firm, the Birmingham-based 2 Sisters Food Group, say bio-refineries could soon be rolled out at their branch across the UK. Potato power: Extra spuds are changed into heat and steam The company employs more than 23000, people from 36 contrasting citizenship to bring ‘big brand’ favourites such as Fox’s Camel and Goodfella’s Pizza to British High Street. So potato power could soon help produce all from pizzas, pies, poultry and custard for bank of client at Lidl, Marks & Spencer, and Sainsbury’s. The Carlisle site aims to achieve 35000, tonnes of carbon savings per year and slash the group’s carbon footstep by 20%. Andrew Edlin, 2 Sisters’ group sustainability administrator, said: “The bio-refinery is a world-first for the food industry. uses a new type of super-efficient automation to achieve energy from potato waste.”