Yesterday, I reported on some U. S. researchers who are turning pig poop into hydrogen via fermentative bacteria. Today, on a less salty note, there’s a group of British researchers who have a sweet tooth for using candy to create hydrogen.
Bioscientists at the University of Birmingham are also using fermentative bacteria to munch through Cadbury Schweppes nougat and caramel waste that is being generated in the candy-making process in order to produce hydrogen.
One of the most exciting aspects of these processes for both the farmers and the candy-makers is the potential to generate added revenue for their businesses. Instead of disposing of the waste using traditional methods, it could be used to create hydrogen for cars and generate added income as well.
Sound like a sweet deal? I think so.