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Sugar Fuel

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They say that sugar is a good source of energy. Now one company is putting this into practice…literally.

A Nestlé factory in the UK uses chocolate and sweets not suitable for sale, as well as waste from sweets manufacturing processes, to produce renewable energy and clean water. The factory mixes the sweets, sugar residues, and manufacturing liquids into a “chocolate soup.” The soup is placed in an airtight tank, where bacteria breaks it down into by-products through a process called anaerobic digestion. The process produces biogas, which is used to power the factory’s energy needs.