The new technology will make three production processes environmentally friendly.
Britain has come up with a new technology that will help fight climate change. The chips and beer-making process will produce fertiliser for farmers, but no harmful emissions will be released into the atmosphere.
Crisp maker Walkers is set to launch the new technology and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 70%. Under the process, CO2 from the fermentation process of beer will be mixed with potato waste to become a mineral fertilizer in the agricultural sector. The fertilizer will be used in fields where potatoes are grown.
The point is that fertiliser production is also accompanied by high CO2 emissions, and the new technology will make three processes environmentally friendly at once. The mix of beer and chips will do double work – collecting all the harmful gases from both fermentation and fertilizer production.
It is reported that the chipmaker is already using a methane fermentation system, through which bacteria feed on potato waste and produce gas. It is collected and burned during the chip frying process, and this ensures that no fossil fuels are used to make the chips. After fermentation, potato pulp remains, which will be mixed with beer fermentation waste.
The company developing this technology is already working on other projects that are used in the production of fuels, polymers, fertilisers and building materials.