This French Town Is Literally Powered By Cheese

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A small town in France has a power plant that is literally helping power the town by using cheese. A plant in Albertville, France that makes Beaufort cheese is creating biogas from the by-product of that cheese. This biogas is a clean, renewable energy source that can be used to produce electricity. This process that turns the cheese into biogas is known as anaerobic digestion, and it works similarly to fermentation. The Savoie Lactée (Milky Whey) plant opened in the fall of 2015, and generates as much electricity as it consumes.

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