Raw power: pie and mash factory first in word to run on potato peelings

Published Wednesday, Sep 30 2015, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
As if potatoes weren't amazing enough, now they're powering an entire factory.

A pie and mash factory in Cumbria has become the first in the world to run on the pure power of potatoes.

Cavaghan and Gray pump their bio-refinery full of old peelings and leftovers and it generates enough electricity for 850 houses.

Cavaghan and Gray have a factor powered by potato peelings

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The factory is powered by peelings and leftovers

Known for supplying carby ready meals to supermarket giants like Tesco, the company also looks after Fox's Biscuits and Goodfella's Pizza.

So in the future, thousands of products could be created in a potato-powered factory.

Andrew Edlin, who works for the company, told The Daily Mirror: "The bio-refinery is a world-first for the food industry.

"It uses a new type of super-efficient technology to generate energy from potato waste."

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