Kraft Turns Waste into Biofuel

Kraft Turns Waste into Biofuel

Food & Drink

Kraft Turns Waste into Biofuel


By Cari Martens

It seems nearly every day you hear about another food company turning waste into energy. Kraft is the latest to join this green and growing trend. Two of the company’s cheese plants in upstate New York will turn their used whey into energy that will help to supplant a third of their natural gas purchases. Plus, Kraft will no longer need to pay to have the waste hauled away.

The plant in Lowville, which makes Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and the plant in Campbell which makes string cheese, will turn the whey into biogas. According to Kraft, it’s part of the company’s broader efforts to get greener in the areas of agriculture, packaging, energy, water, waste and transportation.

Other food companies committing to the waste-to-energy movement recently include McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch.

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