Leftover pumpkins have been put to good use this week in Warwickshire by being turned into clean energy.
Severn Trent Water asked their staff to bring in their old Halloween pumpkins so they could be fed to an anaerobic digestion plant.
The plant is located in Coleshill and produces 2.4MW of energy a year – the equivalent of powering 4,000 homes for 12 months.
With one 600g pumpkin creating enough energy to power a lightbulb for 24 hours!
“Pumpkins, like all food waste, are packed with energy which with a bit of ingenuity can be unlocked and turned into power.
“The process works in a similar way to us eating food. Trucks full of food waste are emptied in to the machine which removes packaging and then chews it up and digests it, much like a human body.
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