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Running on sauerkraut

Sauerkraut producers in northern France now use the residual juices of their product to produce electricity.

Producers of sauerkraut, or choucroute as it is known in French, have turned to utilizing the fermented cabbage juice to produce bio-gas.

The acidic juice formerly treated as waste due for disposal, now powers a local water treatment plant, with the excess energy sold back into the grid.

Elise Wicker reports.

  • 07 Feb
  • From the section Europe