Canada: Chip waste to biogas is viable, says Naturally Homegrown Foods

Potato chip waste converted into biogas to fuel production is a viable, eco-friendly waste reduction plan that other snack makers should consider, says the president of Naturally Homegrown Foods. he Canadian premium potato chip company that makes Hardbite potato chips has initiated a waste reduction plan that uses chip, potato and oil waste to make biogas that then fuels the fryers at the production plant. Naturally Homegrown Foods has managed to establish the program because its owner, Pete Schouten, also owns Fraser Valley Biogas. “Programs like this are going to be almost a necessity because this is really tapping a renewable source of energy and as natural resources become more and more scarce, it’s just going to become a natural transition,” he told BakeryandSnacks.com. More